I am one of the people who have difficulty eating anything in the morning, and around 10 o’clock, I usually start feeling tired, hungry and sometimes even dizzy. So now I have started making green smoothies to kickstart my day, and I tell you – the feeling and energy I get from those smoothies are great. My girls love these too, and I pack them full of loads of ‘the good stuff’ – which also gives them a fruit and veg boost – to get their day off to the best start.
I have owned a Nutribullet for more than a year now, and it is so easy to make smoothies with it, rather than the usual blender. I am not fond of ‘lumps’ in my drinks, and the Nutribullet manages to completely get rid of any, whilst keeping all of the nutrients. Saying that – a normal blender works just as well.
I have shared our best-loved recipe here today. It is not too harsh in flavour, and rather than using water as the main liquid, we use a mix of milk and fresh orange juice (which may not be as healthy as only water, but it makes it far more yummy and enjoyable for us). Otherwise, the girls told me it tasted like eating grass 😉
You will need the following ingredients: (depending on the size of your blender)
- 1 banana – I like them ripe and packed with flavour
- 50-75 g fresh mango
- 50-75 g fresh pineapple
- 75 g fresh spinach – washed
- 1 dl orange juice (or any juice)
- 1 dl milk (I use lactose-free or almond milk – as I am lactose intolerant – but normal milk works fine)
- ICE if you like it cold – or look at my smart tip*
And here’s how you make it:
- Pop the banana, mango, pineapple in the bottom of the blender/Nutribullet
- Add the spinach to the top
- pour in the liquid – only to the max line.
- Screw the lid on the Nutribullet
- I like to shake mine up and down a few times to get the mixture evened out
- WHIZZ – for upto one minute. My concoction usually takes less.
- Drink straight away – or keep chilled in the fridge for upto 1 day.
- *Smart tip. If you make “ready to use smoothie bags” once a week – with all of your favourite ingredients – and pop them in the freezer – you won’t need ice cubes to chill your smoothie.