As the weather warms up, cozy oat bowls are slowly being switched out for cold smoothies and nice cream! And when it comes to green smoothies, they're both stunning in colour and super high in nutrients. However, it's always a game of chance when it comes to taste. Some of them claim "you can't even taste the greens", but the results beg to differ. After having many failed green smoothies myself, I've found that a couple of things really help make them both tasty AND good for you.
The first being a good blender (or a lot of patience with an older blender). Because there is nothing worse than sipping a smoothie only to have a giant chunk of spinach or kale come at you out of nowhere.
The second is strong flavours! More specifically, strong flavours you enjoy. This will help to mask the grassiness of the greens. In this recipe, I use pineapple for sweetness, ginger for some spice, and lemon for acidity.
The third is one that I've just started using recently: protein powder. This kind of goes along with adding strong flavours, but protein powder will also add more creaminess to the texture and help make the finished product more silky smooth.
310 Nutrition recently sent me some samples of their plant-based protein in the mail, and I knew their vanilla flavour would be perfect for this Green Machine recipe!
1 packed cup spinach
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1-2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger (depending on taste)
Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
1 scoop 310 Nutrition vanilla protein
1/2 an orange
Water or plant milk
Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth, adding water or plant milk to reach desired consistency. And enjoy!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, sunbeams! And, as always, be sure to let me know what you think over on Instagram. I always love hearing from you!
Until next time, love and light!
1 cup dairy free milk
4 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
Lemon zest (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a jar or container and stir until well mixed. Cover and place in the fridge for a minimum of two hours or overnight until thickened to your desired consistency (if it becomes too thick, add more plant milk and stir). Serve garnished with fresh raspberries and enjoy!
I hope you liked this quick and easy recipe! Be sure to let me know what you think over on Instagram.
Until next time!