Fruity Green Smoothie | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

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Green Smoothie

Hey guys, today’s #RecipeADayMay is a green smoothie. I know green smoothies can cause a bit of controversy over how healthy they are.  Some people think they’re not that good for you if they’re full of fruit rather than vegetables because of the sugar. Polite reminder that fruit is not bad for you. And then there’s the 100% healthy, full of vegetables green smoothies. But, let’s be real, they’re usually disgusting. Sorry if you love the vegetable ones…. 

I’m going to include two versions today. Both are fruity because life is too short for bad food, but one is healthier than the other so you can pick and choose how healthy you want yours to be. My philosophy on this whole thing is that you can eat something bad without ruining the good.  

If your diet is full of fruits and vegetables and you happen to have some chocolate, it doesn’t suddenly remove all of those glorious vitamins and minerals that you’ve already eaten. With that, please remember that option one gives you the best of both worlds. I included a scoop of sorbet as the frozen part. Sorbet is essentially frozen fruit juice with some added sugar. Obviously, the added sugar isn’t healthy. But realistically, for the small amount in the recipe, it’s no worse than adding a small serving of sweetened yoghurt to your smoothie, which most people wouldn’t think twice about. 

Both of these recipes are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan.  

Green Smoothie

Ingredients 

  • 1 scoop of lemon sorbet OR a cup of frozen mango 
  • ½ an apple, chopped 
  • 100g spinach or kale 
  • ½ a fresh mango, chopped OR a slice of melon, chopped 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 50ml almond milk OR coconut water 

Optional Extras  

  • A heaped tsp nut butter 
  • A scoop of protein and extra 100ml liquid 
  • 1 tsp spirulina

Method 

You all know how to make a smoothie. I’m not going to insult your intelligence by giving you a step by step of adding things to a blender and turning it on. One thing to note though, add the spinach first. If it’s closer to the blade when you try to blend it, it won’t blend smoothly and it will take far longer than it needs to.  

Serve and enjoy! 

Green Smoothie

Do you usually opt for the healthier green smoothies or do you prefer the ones with fruit in them too? 

Until tomorrow,  

Sophie  

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19 thoughts on “Fruity Green Smoothie | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

  1. Oooh this sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve been into smoothies lately & recently started a summer series on my blog about them haha. I’ll be definitely trying this one out! 🙂

  2. I love this recipe! Smoothies are 100% my go-to for breakfasts or snacks during the summer. I love the idea of adding more greens, but I gotta say, I do love my fruit smoothies lol! Great post!

  3. My favorite are the ones with fruit in them. I totally agree that the all vegetable ones are usually disgusting and I honestly don’t mind if there’s a bit more sugar in the fruit ones as long as they taste good!! 🙂

  4. I’m a sort of green, sort of purple smoothie gal – I blend up my greens with a frozen banana and frozen berries. I’m looking forward to giving your smoothie a try.

  5. I love green smoothies! My favourite is usually the Nakd one which I happened to find in Starbucks one day, but defo need to try out this recipe to make it cheaper for me!

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

  6. I absolutely love anything with a bit of zest in, lemon and lime together is my favourite so I’m loving the fact this has lemon sorbet in! This recipe sounds gorgeous and it’s great it’s got a bit of greenery in there. I tend to completely overlook the taste of spinach in smoothies, I don’t think I’ve ever had a kale one though! This smoothie sounds super yummy and enjoyable although I’m not going to lie, a whole bowl of lemon sorbet wouldn’t go a miss too…

  7. Sophie, these are great recipes! Green smoothies are the best, and I actually prefer my smoothies to taste more on the “earthy” taste than fruity and this sounds really good! I normally do spinach, banana, flax seeds and a few blueberries with water. Yummy!!!

  8. I love smoothies and need to get a smoothie machine again, as I’ve been using an electric beater (and it’s just not good enough :D). This one looks really good – I love how it has mango in it!

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