Green Power Smoothie
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this coming week with a powerfully green start to your day!
A word from Chef Craig Rodger: This is an excellent way to ensure you are eating your phytonutrient-dense greens. The combination and ratios of ingredients in this recipe is a suggestion only, if you prefer a different green leaf (or if it’s more seasonal) swap it in.
A word from The Whole Food Dietitian, Caryn: Show your support for St Paddy’s Day by starting your day off with a green meal! You know if you have green in it, it’s bound to pack a hefty nutritional punch – the Green Power Smoothie is no exception. This drink is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A (in carotenoids form), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C – and that’s just from the green veggies. Throw in an avocado for added healthy fat and you’ll be set nutritionally for half the day.
A word from The Fat Professor, Grant: Smoothies are trendy, which to me is something to avoid as I prefer to buck the trends and go against the grain so to speak. But these smoothies just taste too nice!
Serves: 3 – 4.
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 3 cups, 100g Spinach
- 3 cups, 100g Kale
- 1tsp, 5g Ginger (peeled)
- ½ Avocado
- ½ Cucumber small
- 1 Apple (core removed)
- 10g, 2 tsp Pumpkin seeds
- 2 tsp, 10g Sunflower seeds
- Water depending on consistency
Blend all the ingredients together, adding water if necessary to get a good consistency Best to drink it straight away and you could pour it over ice if you like your smoothies nice and chilled.