I like to think I'm the healthiest gal about town, but I'm really not. I'm a normal person who doesn't partake in juice cleanses, eat a raw diet, and I don't have a spiralizer. My blender, however, is my BFF and I use that thing for everything. Whoever invented the cup style blender is a genius, I love them.
I make a smoothie for my breakfast or lunch every other day. I used to have them every day but as I pack mine full of fruit usually I thought this was a bit too much sugar to be consuming first thing daily and have cut back.
My Favourite Green Smoothie:
- Half an avocado
- 1 small conference pear
- 1 small banana
- A handful of spinach
- Half 'n' half almond milk + water to cover
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1 heaped tsp of maca
- 1-2 tsp of Viridian Clear Skin Omega Oil (optional)
Simply chuck the ingredients into your blender and whizz up, literally couldn't be easier.
This smoothie isn't too sweet but it also isn't unbearably 'green', it should keep you full for a few hours and the maca gives a great boost of energy. You can mostly taste the pear and maca. The size of the avocado will greatly differ the thickness, some days it's a thin liquid and some days I can eat it with a spoon. I like it both ways but obviously you can add more liquid to suit your tastes.
*I buy a huge bag of fresh, organic spinach and chuck it straight into the freezer so it will last. I find this so much easier and nicer to use than the pre-frozen spinach. When frozen I can just smash up the bag as the leaves shatter so easily. It's incredibly satisfying.
*Make sure your pear is nice and ripe for extra juice. I love pears but you could switch up for any fruit you fancy.
*I buy frozen avocado halves from Tesco, it's a revelation and changed my smoothie game!! No more messy avocado going brown in the fridge.
*I buy this Maca powder from Fushi. It's the best I've ever tried for its price with a nice and mild malty taste that goes well with the avo/pear/banana combo.
*The Viridian Clear Skin Omega Oil is a new addition for me so I don't have any feedback for how it works yet, but so far it seems to be a great substitute for fish oil for vegetarians/vegans.