30 May 2011
I could do with one of these right now, actually, feeling rather tired. The smallest one in the house has been waking, when she shouldn't be. Better make one for breakfast tomorrow I think.
I thought I'd just share this, as it is surprising just how much leafy green goodness you can pack into a smoothie and it still taste good, truly, you must try it.
I just throw whatever in really, but this one pictured was made with:
- 1 banana
- a BIG handful of spinach and silverbeet from the garden
- 2 tsp spirulina powder
- apple juice
It's a great way to get leafy greens into the kids, Isla is not fond of leafy greens with her dinner but will quite happily down one of these smoothies.
You can use any greens you like, I have some kale starting to grow now so I'll be using that soon, but just as a note, if you use kale it does need to be steamed slightly first as it is actually a brassica and not good to eat raw. And any fruit you have in the house, I freeze surplus fruit in season and throw into my smoothies frozen, makes a nice cold drink :). If you have lots of fruit you don't need to use juice. Also you can make it with milk, soy, or coconut milk.