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Like many things in life, not all smoothies are made equal. Some are full of sugar, some taste great, some… not so much. Fortunately, this superfood green smoothie recipe brings together the best of all worlds; it’s nutrient-packed, delicious, and not too heavy on the sugar – winning!
I love packing veggies in my smoothies. Not only does it make it really easy to get a whole lot of nutrients in one hit, but it balances out the sugar content nicely too. This makes it feel healthy and makes it a lower sugar option compared to smoothies that just contain fruits.
Green Smoothie Recipe – What’s in it?
Lots of goodies! That’s what. Here are the best bits:
- Spinach – A great source of iron, vitamins A, K and C, folate, and full of antioxidants to boot. It also has the bonus of being very low in calories so go crazy on the stuff!
- Spirulina – Packed with nutrients and has anti-inflammatory properties. This superfood is believed to lower the risk of cancer and is also great for the skin. It’s ridiculously pigmented so great if you want to turn any food a green-blue colour – funky yoghurt colours anyone?
- Mango – Thought to be good for the skin and maintaining healthy cholesterol. It’s also a male aphrodisiac for the cheeky gentlemen out there!
- Chia – High in omega-3 fatty acids amongst other nutrients, chia really balances out the smoothie and helps make it a balanced and filling meal in itself.
- Avocado – Creamy and super nutritious. They’re great for your heart and even have more potassium than bananas!
- Ginger – great for soothing an upset tummy. It’s also used in alternative medicines as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, so great for sore joints.
What Equipment Do I Need to Make this Smoothie Recipe?
Barely anything at all! You will need a decent blender though – I recently invested in a Vitamix because I use it literally every day. But you don’t need anything that hardcore to make this superfood smoothie super smooth and lump-free.
The three bits of kitchen kit you will need are:
- Measuring Spoons
If you are feeling in the mood for a splurge then I highly recommend the Vitamix A2500 – it’s an amazing piece of kit! It’s what I use and I’ve been blown away by how smooth it makes everything.
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What Vegan Protein to Use?
I’ve heard some horror stories about vegan protein tasting like fart, but luckily have never been on the wrong end of a bad bag. If this has happened to you – my sympathies. That stuff ain’t cheap!
My go-to vegan protein shop is The Protein Works. I got my protein powder from there even before I was vegan so they are a very much tried and tested brand for me. I’ve not been able to taste any difference in what I used to buy to the stuff I get now!
Their vegan selection is huge and I’ve just recently bought a few different flavors to try, but the one I just keep coming back to is the Vegan Protein Extreme Vanilla Creme – it’s just SO GOOD!
The vanilla flavor is what I use in this recipe, but if you already have some vanilla protein knocking around then give that a go!
If you’re on the lookout for a vanilla protein then check out this link below. It will take you to The Protein Works shop which now covers the UK and USA.
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SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (for a full-on nutrition hit)
- 2 large handfuls washed spinach
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 cup frozen mango (or fresh, but add a bit of ice as well)
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup plant based milk (i use oat milk)
- 1 tbsp milled chia seeds
- 2 cm or just under 1 inch of fresh ginger (skin removed)
- ¼ tsp spiralina (optional, but boosts the nutrition)
- 1 scoop / 30g vanilla protein powder
- dash water (to thin if needed)
- Prep the ingredients: scoop out half the avocado and chop the mango if needed. If you only have whole chia seeds then these can be crushed up in a pestle and mortar. Take the skin off the ginger – using a spoon to scrape it off works AMAZINGLY, it's a lot easier than using a knife or peeler.
- Add all of the ingredients to a smoothie maker or blender – liquids first – and blend until smooth (at least a minute).You may need to scrape down the sides a couple of times throughout.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add in a dash of water at a time to thin it out – a little goes a long way so do this bit by bit.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy! If you didn't use frozen mango, then add in some ice cubes to keep it refreshing.
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