If you’ve spent any time browsing health related articles online or in magazines, you’ve probably heard all about the green smoothie. From what I can tell, it’s name comes from the greens that are often used as a main ingredient – so clever! I’ve tried a few recipes I stumbled across online, but my favourite is the blend I made myself. Care to try?
The Ellepottsie Green Smoothie
1 scoop of protein powder (I usually use vanilla)
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup water (you may need to add more if your blender isn’t very strong)
1/8 tsp xanthan gum (can be omitted but it gives the smooth a nice consistency)
1.5 cups of spinach or kale (or combination of both)
1 cup frozen berries
What to do
Combine the first 4 ingredients (water, protein powder, chia seeds, and xanthan gum) and shake really well so everything is combined. Next add the greens and berries and blend until smooth. I find it usually takes about a minute, maybe slightly longer if I use only kale and include the kale stems.
And there you have it, a green [not so green] smoothie! This is one of my favourite post workout meals, or breakfasts – if I’m running late!