Still blogging to you all from beautiful Noosa!
In amongst all the cheeky treats I make it’s good to have some healthy ones, mind you they only make it to the blog if they have good taste & purpose! This green smoothie definitely ticks those boxes.
I recently discovered I have a dairy intolerance which has made me look a little closer at my general day-to-day dairy intake, milk in tea, cooking etc, the good thing is there are lots of great lactose free substitutes available so, so far so good. In case you were wondering, I WON’T be giving up cheesecake, ice cream, or any other delicious dairy (sometimes) treats, instead I’ll just be a little more disciplined with my frequency & portion sizes and take full responsibility for the consequences my actions cause!
I’ve been inspired by lots of green smoothie action on social media so I thought I’d share what green liquid I’ve been enjoying for breakfast (and the bonus… it’s dairy free!).
Making the smoothie isn’t hard at all. You can pretty much purchase all the ingredients pre-packaged from the supermarket/fruit shop so they are at hand and ready to blend. I love that when I make this little treasure up I’ve got 2 generous serves and they’ll keep in the fridge for a good 3-4 days, perfect for grabbing and satisfying my breakfast appetite on busy work and school mornings!
Baby spinach leaves and avocado create the green effect (you can use kale too), to balance the greenery I add unsweetened vanilla almond milk, strawberries, frozen mango, chia seeds and some light agave nectar.
Pop it all in a food processor or blender and whiz away until it’s a consistency you are happy to consume. For a thicker smoothie just add more frozen fruit.
To pretty things up add a strawberry to the lip of your glass and sprinkle a few extra chia seeds over the top (I love the extra bit of crunch).
A 400ml serve of this smoothie gets me through until lunch if I need it to, the chia seeds definitely keep me feeling nice and full.
The great thing about this smoothie is that you can use whatever fruits float your boat (mango isn’t everyone’s cup of tea) banana is out for me, I can vouch raspberries and blueberries taste great in the mix. I’m sure whatever you decide to mix in there will be delicious.
Here’s your How-To:
My Favourite Green Smoothie
Recipe type: Drinks
- 400ml almond milk
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup fresh hulled strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango, diced (you can buy frozen diced mango from most supermarkets)
- 2 heaped tablespoons avocado
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 teaspoons light agave nectar (I get mine in the health food section at Coles)
- Add milk to blender/food processor followed by spinach leaves, strawberries, mango, avocado, chia seeds and agave nectar.
- Start with a low speed to combine ingredients increasing to high until smoothie is at your desired consistency. Remember for a thicker smoothie add a little more frozen fruit.
- Serve in your favourite drinking glass and store remaining smoothie mixture in a container/jug/cup with lid in fridge for up to 4 days.
What smoothie combinations are floating your boat at the moment?
And for the record I don’t want our Noosa Holiday to end, it’s been so so lovely…… A Zoo adventure, lots of swimming, sand, yummy food, beverages and the purchase of a dress & shoes (guilty!!!) has kept everyone more than happy (apart from the odd meltdown that is, they tag along too!).
Until the next time……