The long awaited Green Smoothie

I finally took the plunge on the green side and made the green smoothie. I have been wanting to do it for a while, but to be honest, I was a bit scare. So was Marco when he was faced with the green smoothie. But I have to say it wasn’t that bad.

I made it with peach, mango and tuscan kale/cavolo nero. I think the sweeter the fruit the less you notice the green stuff. I used a jug blender, which pureed the ingredients pretty well, so it wasn’t lumpy or too fibrous. I found it was sweeter with less water, but I put a bit more so Marco could experience the green smoothie too. He said it wasn’t that bad. He did only drink half of his, but it was a big step for him. Five years ago when I met him he ate meat for every meal (even breakfast) and wouldn’t even try Indian or Thai food. Now he is eating a mostly vegan diet and drinking green smoothies. I am very proud of him.

What combinations do you use to make your green smoothie? 

Do you like it really sweetened with fruit or prefer it to taste the green?

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Green Summer Smoothie (gf, sf, nf)

Ingredients:

1 peach

1 small mango

handful tuscan kale/cavolo nero leaves (don’t use spine)

1/4 to 1/2 glass filtered water

ice cubes to serve (optional)

Method:

1. Place all the ingredients in the jug blender and wizz till its liquidized.

* Makes 1 large- 2 serves.

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15 thoughts on “The long awaited Green Smoothie

  1. You are so brave! I have to admit that I’ve never had a green smoothie, but I think I’d much rather cook my vegetables some other way and enjoy my fruit smoothie without them. 🙂

  2. My husband and son were very hesitant to try green smoothies. But after a few months of watching me drink mine, they decided to try. Now they don’t want to start the day without a glass of “green juice”! If I had to pick a favourite, I’d say coconut/pineapple/banana/bok choi, but it’s rare to find a combo I don’t like. The boys’ favourite is banana/strawberry/pineapple/spinach.

  3. I’ll use: apple, kale, banana, almond milk and a few tablespoons of chia seed or flaxseed meal. I’ve been thinking of switching to hemp seeds ’cause it has the perfect proportion of omega 3s and 6s, but I still have tons of flax…..

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