This really is the best green smoothie recipe.

Green smoothies are becoming more and more popular thanks to the increasing number of celebrities seen grasping one. On the other hand, a bright green smoothie might not appeal to you at all! The psychology of drinking something green goes against our preconceived ideas of what tastes “good” – a green drink tends to get a “EUGH” response from most people, even before giving it a try. If this is you then I challenge you to test your pallate, you might surprise yourself with this smoothie recipe!

The main reasons why a green smoothie is considered “healthy” is due to the high levels of fibre, antioxidants and vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and vitamin K found in green/yellow fruits and vegetables.

The addition of “extras” such as spirulina is also becoming common, this blue-green algae provides a vegan source of protein (pure forms are around 60% protein), as welll as vitamin B12, iron and omega 3 fatty acids. However, it must be understood that the form of Vitamin B12 present in spirulina is a biologically inactive form for humans and so can’t be considered a reliable source of amino acids. I personally use spirulina to boost the nutritional content of my smoothies, however I take it infrequently.

  • Dairy free
  • Amino acids

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple
  • 3 chunks cucumber
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 5-6 spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp spirulina

Method

Serves 1.

  1. Blend all ingredients together, then serve.