Green smoothies don’t have to taste bitter or too virtuous as this delicious recipe proves. Made with an added few extras this healthy drink is the perfect way to start the morning and will give you a real energy boost thanks to lots of lovely green veg. We’ve used ingredients that pack in plenty of nutrients so you get the most from your drink while making sure everything tastes good too. Creamy low-fat yogurt gives a rich, smooth texture while almond butter adds a hit of protein to help you stay feeling full all morning long. Green smoothies are best drunk straight away we think, while everything tastes as zingy and lovely as possible but they do travel well if you don’t have time to enjoy them leisurely. Pop them into a bottle to take on the go and drink at your leisure at some point a couple of hours after making, just remember to give everything a good shake so the liquid and pulp comes together again. If you’ve bought a bulk load of vegetables and aren’t going to have time to enjoy them before they go out of date then you could make up one big load of green smoothies and freeze. We’d add a little less water in this case and then simply thaw out overnight in the fridge the night before you want to drink them, remembering to again give them a nice shake up to bring everything together before you enjoy.
- 125ml water
- 2tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
- 1 large handful of baby spinach leaves
- 1 peeled and chopped kiwi
- flesh of 1/2 a peeled and chopped orange
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1tbsp of almond butter
Prepare all your fruit and vegetables.
Add your fruit, vegetables, the almond butter, yogurt, water and lime juice to a blender or smoothie maker.
Blend until smooth and pour into a glass to enjoy straight away or bottle up to take with you on the go.
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You can experiment with any fruit or veg you like in this green smoothies, use whatever you have in the fridge and experiment with flavours!