Green “hulk” smoothy

18 Jan

This smoothie is what I normally have for breakfast as a rush out the door for collage, it’s quick and easy and fills you up until lunch time. I add some spices to balance blood sugar (cinnamon) and to help speed up metabolism and burn fat (Cayenne pepper)
It is full of green goodness and importantly also full of fibre.

200ml orange juice
100ml carrots juice
2 inch of ginger
1 stick of celery
1/4 of cucumber
3-4 Curley kale leaves
Half a bag of spinach
1 kiwi (remove stone end)
50g pineapple (optional)
1/2-1 banana frozen
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)

Method
if you have good blender just add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.

If you are like me and just have a average blender : )
Place liquids in the blender first and add celery and kale and blend until chopped in smaller pieces . Add everything else and blend at high speed until very smooth and well blended.

Serves two people but I normally drink it all!

Tips

If you like your smoothie to be a bit sweeter you can can add an extra banana or a sweet apple .

I don’t always have time to make fresh carrot juice so I would juice it once a week on my day off and put it in an ice cube tray or bag,freeze it and use that way.

I also buy bananas in bulk , if on special offer, peel them and freeze they in zip lock bags, they last ages .

I also buy pineapple when ripe and on sale or reduced to clear . I peel and slice or cube the pineapple and then freeze it.

It takes a bit of prep but you have good supply of fruit when you need it for a fraction of the price.

You could also make up little individual zip lock bag of mixed frozen fruit you need to use for your smoothie.

Just grab and blend

To make the smoothy extra healthy you can add a handful of fresh parsley. Stalks and all. Good for freshening breath and full of Chlorophyll which has great benefits for the body.

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