The Big Sloppy Green Kiss

Description

The common perception is that the green smoothie requires a bit of sacrifice of flavour and the yummy factor needs to go for the sake of health and goodness. This is a good example of how that does not need to be true.

A good green smoothie can be tasty and fun.

 

Preparation time

The secret to making smoothies a quick and easy process is getting organised beforehand. I store a range of frozen fruit in the freezer in recyclable plastic containers that typically contain about 250 grams of fruit.

This recipe requires three of the fruits I store in the fridge and from go to finish this is a five minute smoothie.

 

Ingredients

This is one of the more complicated smoothies I do at the weekend markets but it is also one of the most popular. The ingredients to make this smoothie are:

  • 250 mls of Be Pure coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
  • 1 scoop of Leppinsport Ultimate Whey protein concentrate (optional)
  • ½ a fresh pear
  • 250 grams of frozen pineapple
  • 2 slices of fresh lemon (include the skin, I don’t at the market but I do at home)
  • 3 small fingernail slices of ginger
  • 1 handful of spinach, and
  • 1 handful of ice

This makes a little more than two large smoothies or almost 1 litre of smoothie.

 

Preparation & cooking

Step 1

Marshall all the ingredients and the blender.

 

Step 2

The way you proceed will be determined to some degree by the blender you use. Blendtek blenders have a three horse power motor so you can throw in large quantities of frozen fruit and not worry about chopping them into smallish pieces.

Combine the ingredients in a way that best suits your blender. With all blenders it should generally be:

  • Add the liquid first
  • Add the pwders, sugars and the like
  • Fresh fruits on top of the liquid
  • Next add the frozen fruit, and
  • Lastly add the ice (which you might want to leave until the frozen fruit has been crushed)

 

Step 3

When you have your smoothie to the required consistency pour into some nice glasses and enjoy.

Try a straw! It is not something you typically use at home but smoothies drunk through a straw are a special treat.

 
  • Green Smoothie Parfait Glass GI
  • Coconut Sugar Harvested Blue Plastic GI
  • Dark Brown Coconut Sugar 2 Spoons GI
  • Five Green Coconuts GI
  • Green Smoothie Parfait Glass GI
  • Coconut Sugar Harvested Blue Plastic GI
  • Dark Brown Coconut Sugar 2 Spoons GI
  • Five Green Coconuts GI

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