Green Morning Smoothie
Once upon a time...The only green juice powder I could get locally was a little tub of spirulina from my local health shop— and it tasted horrible. But not anymore! Today there are lots of green juice powders to choose from, and having green smoothies for breakfast is a lot more popular!
Usually, I make a green smoothie for breakfast and take it to work with me.
Here’s an idea for a simple green smoothie you might like to make at home.
2 sticks of celery
half an avocado (I don't always have avocado in my smoothie, not every day anyway. I use it in my smoothies maybe once or twice a week)
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of kale or romaine lettuce
1 teaspoon of spirulina or green juice powder (see list at the bottom for some ideas)
1 tablespoon of ground flax or super seed mix
half a cucumber chopped
one pear or one apple or half a melon chopped.
How to make it:
Wash, chop, and de-stone the fruits and veggies where necessary.
Add all the ingredients to the blender
Top up with water so that the water covers the ingredients - and then blend.
pour into a nice big glass, or into your carry bottle to take to work.
Here are some of the extras I have used while making green smoothies over the years. It's important that you choose foods in line with your own bodies unique health and wellness needs. Remember to check the labels and speak to your doctor before changing your diet if necessary.
The Green juice blends from Sun warrior and Bioglan taste very nice when blended with fruit and veg, as well as when mixed alone with water. The green powders which are made solely with spirulina or wheat grass don't (usually) taste so lovely on their own. But when you mix them with fruit and veggies in the blender, they sweeten up nicely. To keep things simple I usually have one generic 'green juice powder' mix at home, for example, the Bioglan or the Sunwarrior. In the list below I've included a few others that I have liked and tried, to offer a little more choice
Sunwarrior Organic Ormus Supergreens 454 g, £48.99 - Here
Bioglan, Green Boost, 100g, £7.34 - Here
Naturya, Organic Spirulina Powder, £9.49, 200g - Here
Organic Burst, £12.99, 100g - Here
Ground Seed Mixes
Linwoods Organic Milled Organic Flaxseed, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds, 425g, £7.40 — Here
Crownfield Milled Linseed, assorted, 225g, £1.79 - Here
pip and nut smooth almond butter (no e-numbers or preservatives) - 2 x 225g, £6
Breville mini blender, £18.50. Easy to clean and use. It makes the smoothie in a little bottle which you can take with you. - Here
Nutribullet, mini blender, £49.99. Same as above, and with more accessories. - Here