Green Smoothies

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We love being unintentionally trendy. So Tara recently had her wisdom teeth out which means she couldn’t really chew. Now, as wonderful as an Ice Cream – Mashed Potato – Custard – Soup Diet is, at some point you’ve got to work in a fruit or vegetable if only to stave off the Grumpy Sugar Lows! So, much like a couple of old ladies without all their teeth, we started blending our fruit and vegetables with milk/coconut water and drinking these smoothies in lieu of lunch. The concoctions we came up with were exciting, incredibly filling and we felt much lighter as a result. Also, what better way to welcome the soaring temperatures (yes, really!) here in sunny London with a cool beverage packed with nutrition.

And there seems to be a juicing/smoothie trend going on which means we’re bang on trend – win! Here a few of our favourite smoothie concoctions:

[first picture] Papaya Mojito smoothie

Makes one large smoothie

1 handful of spinach
1 tbsp chopped mint
juice of two limes
1 medium papaya, chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk (the milk substitute)

  1. Blend all ingredients together using blender until smooth (we used a hand held one for easy cleaning).
  2. Pour into a glass, add a thick straw (possibly a cocktail umbrella) and enjoy!

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Your 4 a day smoothie

Makes one large, filling smoothie

1 handful of spinach
1 small banana, chopped
7 medium strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup milk

  1. Blend all ingredients together using blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass, add a thick straw and feel virtuous (and full)!

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Green Virgin Mary smoothie

Makes one smoothie

1 handful of spinach
1 small cucumber, partially peeled (depending on taste) and chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 tbsp chopped ginger
juice of 1 lime
1 cup water
dash of hot sauce

  1. Blend all ingredients together, except the hot sauce using blender until relatively smooth.
  2. Stir in the hot sauce.
  3. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt and sip languidly.

So what do you think? Feel free to share your questions and comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

2 thoughts on “Green Smoothies

  1. I didn’t know an immersion blender could deal with the harder fruits like apple! Very cool, I will have to try it out soon!

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