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.
Here’s what you need:
- 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)
Here’s how you do it in a thermomix:
Add nuts and seeds of choice, grind on speed 9 for 10 seconds
Add ice and grind on speed 9 for 10 seconds
Scrape down sides of bowl.
Add fruit, leafy greens and cucumber and mix for one minute, speed 9
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A THERMOMIX
Then pop all ingredients (you may need to leave out the nuts) in your blender and blend until smooth.
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
Let me know your concoctions!
And good luck x