Thursday, 1 May 2014

Tropical green smoothie

For a long time I was scared of green smoothies. Why would I want my delicious brightly coloured fruit filled smoothies to turn green, or sometimes an un-appetising shade of brown and taste of plants? I know, it sounds ridiculous but I bet many of you feel the same. Smoothies are for fruit, not vegetables.

Or so I thought.

This was until the day I discovered a bag of kale, with that days use by date on it, lurking in the back of my fridge and I got brave. I took a handful, put it in my Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go, threw in some of my favourite fruits, pressed the on switch, closed my eyes and hoped for the best. And do you know what? It turned the prettiest shade of green and was maybe even tastier than my usual fruit smoothies.

Oh, and it even got bonus points for not tasting of plant. Infact if it wasn't for the colour I would never guess there was a big fat handful of veg in there. The smoothie is deliciously creamy, with a tropical taste that would fool anyone. And here's how I made it…

INGREDIENTS
Makes one large glass - ideal for breakfast on the move!

A handful of fresh kale
A banana
A 2cm thick slice of pineapple
Approximately 100ml Alpro coconut milk

METHOD
I don't think making a smoothie takes much explaining, it's simply a case of chucking all your ingredients in, whizzing until smooth and topping up with a little more coconut milk until you reach your desired consistency before garnishing with a little desiccated coconut to make it look a bit fancy.

Are you a fan of green smoothies? I'd love it if you shared your favourite recipes in the comments!

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4 comments

  1. I LOVE green smoothies! I call 'em green monsters! My favourite recipe is banana (frozen, as it makes it super creamy), peanut butter, spinach, soya milk and a scoop of protein. I've also been having kiwi and banana this week which is rather nice! Your one with pineapple and coconut milk sounds amazing. I really need to buy some coconut milk! I got told today that my iron levels are low - gonna have to get them green smoothies in, which doesn't bother me at all. SO GOOD! :) x

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  2. I put spinach in all of my fruit smoothies and I like the taste so much. And I actually kinda like drinking green smoothies!

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  3. I was pleasantly surprised by how good green smoothies are! I got a recipe from Blogilates which is banana, spinach or kale, greek yoghurt and it's delicious

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  4. I can't wait to give this a go. I've been desaparate to introduce more fruit and veg into my diet since having my son three months ago but I've found it really difficult. I decided to splash the cash and get a nutribullet. Can't wait to try it out and now this will be the first one I go for. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Katie

    www.grazingpagesthefamily.blogspot.co.uk

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