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.
- 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)
- 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!!
- 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