Recipe – “Green Smoothie”

For the record, my smoothie is purple in colour, but with a cup of baby spinach leaves, I’m still calling this a green smoothie!

First smoothie in a long time, and I think that I’m sold on this way of getting a whole bunch of good stuff into your body in a really easy way.

I was hunting around the internet trying to find a green smoothie recipe that used the ingredients I have at home.  I was onto the last page before attempting the experimental method (bung it all into a blender, see what comes out) when I found this choice page. I heart the delivery/presentation of the ‘recipe,’ so in the end I feel like I went in with a big hug from that page and the words of “go forth and experiment – she’ll be right!” in my ears.

So, here’s what I “bunged” in:

– 1 can (400mL) coconut milk
– big handful of washed baby spinach leaves
– 1c frozen mixed berries (strawberries, boysenberries, blueberries, raspberries)
– about half a stalk of washed celery
– half a manky orange sitting in the fridge about to die
– 1 dsp of coconut oil
– 1 tsp of hazelnut butter

The end result?

Texture is thick, but the taste is quite light / watery.  It tastes like marzipan/almond (I presume it’s the coconut) and strawberries.

It’s made about 3 glasses worth.

Yay experimental green smoothies.  Breakfast of champions.

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