Published Feb 6, 2021

Leafy greens are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals – spinach is believed to be one of the ‘superfoods’. With a vegetable smoothie, you still need a little sweetness, and this is provided by the kiwi and pineapple. You can substitute the milk options for unsweetened fruit juice, but the smoothie will not be so thick.

Serves: 1 smoothie

Preparation Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Dietary: vegetarian, gluten free

 

Ingredients:

200ml unsweetened almond, hazel or coconut milk

1tsp raw honey (preferable to other honeys)

80g 2% low fat Greek yoghurt

30g baby spinach, lightly packed

1 de-skinned kiwi fruit,  

5g flaxseed

100g pineapple chunks, frozen

½ small banana, frozen

Ice cubes, optional

 

Method:

  1. Add all your ingredients gradually (as listed) into an electric blender. As a rule of thumb, you want to add the liquid first and the frozen last and everything else goes in between. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice cubes based on preference and serve!
  3. If not being consumed immediately, place in the fridge, covered, until ready to drink. Shake and stir well! Decorate glass with another piece of kiwi or pineapple.

Tip: How about smoothie lollies or smoothie ice cream? A great idea to get some lolly sticks and freeze your smoothie – children will love them! Or you can freeze like an ice cream, pull out of the freezer and mix again to get rid of any ice crystals! A good way to get children to eat veg – hide it in a lolly!

Per smoothie: Calories 307Kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Fats 5g, Protein 14g,

Fibre 8g

 


 

Written by Bev Walton

Food Writer and Nutritionist, dietician

A chef of over 35 years with experience in all types of cuisine, dietary plans, recipe development, health and nutrition. I have been writing for over 10 years for both magazines, websites and ghostwriting for ebooks, Kindle and fully published books. I have a degree in nutrition and dietetics and work with restaurants and organisations within the healthcare profession. I am also able to take high quality photographs of recipes created. No writing task is too great, and whilst I specialise in the above, I am able to write about any topic you throw at me. Member of the Guild of food writers.

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