Green is my all time favourite colour.
When I was much younger I loved green because it meant “let’s goo!” at the traffic lights. My mum’s favourite colour was red, of course, and I just did not understand it. I also enjoyed that green was the colour of nature, the grass and the trees. As I grew older, I still adored green because of the dazzle of emeralds and the taste of mint chocolate. Now, although I appreciate all the things I did before, I find green more delicious than ever………avocados, olives, spinach, pistachios, green tea….need I go on ? 😉
And for the past few months I have
become obsessed fallen in love with Angela’s green monster. What. A. Drink! Yes, it is kale/ spinach in a smoothie but the taste is so good and so refreshing. You have to trust me on this and try it!
1 peeled frozen banana*
2 handfuls of kale or spinach**
1 cup soya milk (or milk of choice)
1 tablespoon flax
1 teaspoon almond butter
1 handful blueberries (for extra anti-oxidants)
Just place all the ingredients in your good ol’ blender and mix away.
And you will get a beautiful green colour like so:
*I peel the banana the day before and put it into a zip lock bag into the freezer so it is ready whenever I need it.
**kale is only recommended if your blender has a powerful grinding ability, if not you might get pieces of kale in your smoothie, in which case I would suggest sticking with spinach (which is much easier for blenders).
I only discovered kale when I started making this and i’m so glad I did because it has some super properties: it has cholesterol-lowering ability, risk-lowering benefits for cancer and its flavonoids combine both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Flax seed is another “superfood” included. It has this reputation primarily due to three ingredients: omega-3 essential fatty acids (1 tablespoon of ground flax has about 1.8g of plant omega-3s), lignans which have both plant estrogen and anti-oxidant properties, and fiber!
Plus banana, almond butter, soya milk and blueberries = drink made in nutritional heaven! 😀
Have a lovely weekend everyone! i’m off to go swimming, it is hot over here!
What is your favourite smoothie?