I know it's been some time since my last post but I have been super-occupied with work. Today I will be sharing my green smoothie recipe.
If you haven't heard about these delicious green drinks, they are smoothies comprised of green veggies such as spinach, lettuce, kale blended with fruit. "Ewww, blended veggies", I hear you say, but before you dismiss the idea, give it a chance and I promise you won't regret it.
I was once an unbeliever but my roommate at uni converted me and now I'm hooked! There are so many benefits of green smoothies from improving your skin to increasing your energy, just google it! Green smoothies can also be used as a meal replacement. I used it as a technique for weight loss and now I try to incorporate them into my diet about 2-3x a week.
A handful of spinach
Half a head of romaine lettuce
1 cup (250 ml) water
1. Add the water, spinach and romaine lettuce. Blend. (Blending the veggies first ensures that they are well broken down so you don't taste the veggies when drinking your smoothie).
2. Chop up your apples, banana and lemon. (Make sure to use ripe bananas, this makes the smoothie sweet. Depending on how sweet you want the smoothie, you can use 1-2 bananas. I usually use about 1 and a half. Also ensure your lemon is well peeled, you don't want no lemon rind in yo' smoothie!)
3. Blend well.
There are so many variations of green smoothies that it's rather overwhelming knowing where to begin. This recipe is a good place to start and makes a little over 750ml of a mean, green, delicious smoothie. I modified a recipe I found and the original can found here.