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Green Tea, Ginger and Spinach Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients

Optional: for an extra-anti-oxidant zesty burst, you can add any of the following:

  • 1 1/2 tsp baobab powder
  • 1 tsp camu berry powder
  • 1tsp acai berry powder
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • Fresh fruit, eg. Sliced strawberry (for garnish)

This smoothie makes a delicious change to the traditional fruit-based ones. It is refreshing, dairy-free and packed with nutrients. Its vibrant colour is down to the spinach and avocado in it. A super way to get your 5 portions of fruit and veg a day!

I have used a little apple to sweeten this smoothie. However, it you prefer, a sugar substitute like stevia or lucuma powder works well.

To make this smoothie even more nutrient–rich and satisfying, I add ground chia or ground flaxseed, which boosts the omega, fibre and protein content. To increase the protein content even further, I add protein powder too (soya, pea and whey varieties work well). If you do not want to any of these supplements, simply omit for a less creamy smoothie or substitute for 25g silken tofu, steamed squash, cauliflower or pumpkin.

I love this smoothie; it is refreshing, healthy and satisfying, making it a super healthy breakfast, pre-work out drink and great to boost your energy levels!

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  1. Throw all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Whizz until smooth. Taste and adjust if required. This smoothie is sweet enough for my palate, but it you want it sweeter, you can add ½ tsp lucuma powder/ honey/ agave/ date syrup or stevia.
  3. Pour into a glass.
  4. Decorate with fresh fruit and serve.
  5. Enjoy!