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.
- 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
- A heaped tsp nut butter
- A scoop of protein and extra 100ml liquid
- 1 tsp spirulina
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!
Do you usually opt for the healthier green smoothies or do you prefer the ones with fruit in them too?
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