Deceivingly Delicious Green Smoothie

Makes 700 ml

Ingredients

5 strawberries.

3 handfuls of kale (50g).

3 large broccoli florrets.

1 tbsp Milled organic flax seeds.

1 tbsp Almond butter.

3/4 tsp Organic cocoa powder.

250 ml Almond milk (or your choice of milk).

I served this green smoothie to my children in mini milk bottles with straws for extra appeal factor and they enjoyed it enough to ask for seconds. I have turned my nose up (although still drunk) a good few green smoothie concoctions, in search of perfection, but this recipe makes it easily onto my top favourites list. This green smoothie is a great way to get some extra leafy greens into your daily routine. I like to have a smoothie for my morning meal a few times a week. You may not have time to make smoothies on busy work/ school mornings, but you can make ahead the night before (enough for 2 days) and keep refrigerated. View/Download recipe pdf.

Ready to go Wash your vegetables and fruit well and drain in a colander. Put all of the ingredients apart from the almond milk into your blender. I find putting the softer fruits at the bottom works well as they will blitz into liquid first making way for some trickier to blend ingredients. Blitz away for about 30 seconds. Add the almond milk and blend until as smooth as possible (this may vary depending on your blenders blade and power). Check the consistency (pour-a-bility) and add a little more almond milk if required. Store any leftovers in a lidded container in the fridge. This will keep for up to 2 days.

Nutritional information (per 150 ml serving)

  • Energy 153 Kcal

  • Protein 6.2g

  • Carbohydrate 4.2g

  • Fat 12.1g

  • Monosaturated fat 8g

  • Omega 3 (n-3) 0.8g

  • Water 120ml

  • Fibre 5.4g

  • Magnesium 90mg

  • Potassium 373mg

  • Iron 1.7mg

  • Selenium 0.8 μg

Allergy information

Contains: tree nuts.

Free from: gluten, peanuts, eggs, wheat, animal products, milk, soya, sulphites.

This smoothie is low in saturated fat and salt with no added sugar.