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Green tea, ginger & spinach smoothie (anti-oxidant boost)

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This smoothie makes a delicious change to the traditional fruit-based ones. It is refreshing, dairy-free and packed with nutrients. Its vibrant colour is down to the spinach and avocado in it. A super way to get your 5, or is it 10 portions of fruit and veg a day?!

 

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I have used a little apple to sweeten this smoothie. However, it you prefer, a sugar substitute like stevia or lucuma powder works well.

To make this smoothie even more nutrient–rich and satisfying, I add ground chia or ground flaxseed, which boosts the omega, fibre and protein content. To increase the protein content even further, I add protein powder too (soya bean, pea and whey varieties work well).

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If you do not want to any of these supplements, simply omit for a less creamy smoothie or substitute for 25g silken tofu, steamed squash, cauliflower or pumpkin.

I love this smoothie; it is refreshing, healthy and satisfying, making it a super healthy breakfast, pre-work out drink and great to boost your energy levels.

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Makes: 1 glass (approx. 300ml)

Preparation time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

  • 14 cashews, soaked in 60ml water or green tea or coconut water for at least 15 mins (or overnight)
  • 50g avocado, roughly chopped
  • 50g spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ apple (red or green)
  • 150ml chilled green tea
  • 4 ice cubes (ideally made from green tea)
  • 2-3 cm chunk of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp protein powder (pea , soya-bean and whey work well) (or 25g silken tofu or steamed squash/ cauliflower/ pumpkin)
  • ½ tbsp ground chia seeds or ground flaxseed

Optional: for an extra-anti-oxidant zesty burst, you can add either:

To garnish: fresh fruit, eg. Sliced strawberry.

 

Method:

Throw all the ingredients in a blender.

Whizz until smooth. Taste and adjust if required. This smoothie is sweet enough for my palate, but it you want it sweeter, you can add ½ tsp lucuma powder/ honey/ agave/ date syrup or stevia.

Pour into a glass. Decorate with fresh fruit and serve. Enjoy!

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Variations:

  • Add 1 tsp lucuma powder as the sweetener instead of the apple.
  • You can substitute the green tea for other teas like chamomile and mint.
  • Substitute spinach for kale.

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Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

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