This is a smoothie I’ve been trialling for the past few days. Only in its infancy, I liken it to Mother Nature’s version of a V energy drink. A triple V!
It’s more ‘green’ than my usual morning pick-me-up. Hubby and I had a tall glass each around 10am and it kept us satiated until late afternoon.
For those just starting on green smoothies, there’s a few options if your tastebuds yell out for something sweeter!
Based on the Dr Oz green drink, my version is below. It made over 2 tall glasses and then some!
VVV (Very Very Verde) Smoothie
1 handful spinach
2 florets broccoli
2 stalks kale
3 stalks celery
juice of 2 limes
2 tbs chopped parsley
1cm portion of ginger
2 (large) green apples
1 tbs chia seeds
water or coconut water
Optional: agave / dates / banana / pineapple / orange / another apple
I prefer the thickness of smoothies as opposed to juices, so I threw everything into my powerful blender. It may sound like you have a racehorse in your kitchen, but so worth it to make life easier!
If you have a regular blender, make sure you chop the ingredients into smaller pieces to ease the liquifying process.
Blend. Add sufficient water/coconut water for it come together.
Taste. If similar to freshly mowed lawn (urgh) then add sweetener and blend again.
A mouthful of freshness in every gulp!