The Rawsource

Perfect Green Smoothie

I’ve shared quite a few green smoothie recipes on my Facebook page but I thought it best to give you ONE post, with ONE recipe that can be adapted in many ways.  This is my basic smoothie.  It changes all the time but I know how hard it is to get ratios right in the beginning, so I hope this helps!

Let’s face it – we want it to taste good.  What point is eating or drinking if we don’t enjoy it?!

One of the main reasons I bought my thermomix was to create green smoothies that I didn’t have to ‘eat’.  I hated ‘the bits’.  Investing in a good high speed blender will help you get a truly smooth consistency.  I hope, for all your non-thermie owners that your blender is kick-arse and can do amazing things, because my old one left a little to be desired on the ‘smooth’ie front!

This recipe makes enough smoothie for two adults and two little smoothies for kids.

Ingredients:

  • 50g raw cashews or almonds
  • 10g seeds (I usually use chia seeds but love sunflower seeds too)
  • 150g ice cubes
  • 400g chopped fruit (always include at least one frozen banana.  Today I used two and added rock melon and watermelon.  Yesterday I used one and added a mango)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 bunch bok choy and 5 stalks kale (or other greens equivalent – think spinach or silver beet)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 200-300g water (depending how thick you like it)
  • 10-20g raw honey (if required – see below)

Method:

  • Add nuts and seeds of choice, grind on speed 9 for 10 seconds
  • Add ice and grind on speed 9 for 10 seconds
  • Taste with your finger.
  • If it isn’t sweet enough for you, then add a dash of honey.  This is the secret.  Sweeten it so your taste buds ENJOY it!  Perhaps the fruit didn’t have enough sweetness, so you’ll need to add a bit of honey.  I find that if I add two frozen bananas (I always peel and wrap over-ripe bananas before putting them in the freezer) plus other fruit then it’s sweet enough.
  • After adding honey (if you choose) add enough water to make it the consistency you like and blend again on speed 9 for one minute.

THEN DRINK THAT BAD BOY!!

Optional extras:

  • Coconut water to replace water
  • A tablespoon coconut milk
  • Teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Experiment with different nuts and seeds.  I’ve just found these ones have the mildest flavour and make for a lovely creamy smoothie.  Cashews and chia are my favourite.
  • Don’t use avocado
  • Use celery instead of cucumber

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