So guys, here’s another easy smoothie recipe for you, this time in the form of my Lean Green Smoothie. Green smoothies and juices have become so popular lately, especially with so many people being on a health-kick in the New Year.
My Lean Green Smoothie is full of superfoods, easy on the digestive system and surprisingly sweet! It is full of wholesome, energy-boosting ingredients like bananas, blueberries and chia seeds, healthy fats from the almonds and also contains loads of lovely spinach which is so full of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals – brilliant for bone, blood and heart health, and reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer: an absolute godsend for keeping our bodies strong!
This smoothie is perfect as a snack or for breakfast and will kick-start your metabolism. I tend to have it on days that I don’t feel like eating much or my stomach isn’t feeling too good as it’s fab for aiding digestion. It’s also dairy-free and suitable for vegans!
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 cup (250ml) almond milk (I use unsweetened)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp almonds (whole or flaked)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- First, place the spinach in the blender with the almond milk and blend until the spinach has broken up.
- Then simply add all the other ingredients and blitz until smooth.
I tend to use frozen blueberries as they make the smoothie a lot colder and more refreshing, but they will probably make it slightly darker in colour too, so don’t be alarmed if it turns out slightly less green! I really hope you enjoy this smoothie, it definitely tastes like you’re drinking a cup of health!