If you haven't heard about the green smoothie craze then you must be living under a rock. Heaps of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Miranda Kerr, Amanda Seyfried among many others have been seen drinking these power packed little drinks. I was very excited about trying these smoothies for myself after hearing all of the health benefits. Smoothies are like juices except instead of getting rid of the bulk of the fruit, it is blended into the drink. This keeps the fibre in your drink (just like eating the fruit/veggies instead of spitting out the skin/roughage). Now after reading all about the health benefits I was ready to give them a go! But then came the 'how do I make this'. There are many recipes online for smoothies, and a lot of them are scary. Celery? Cucumber? Capsicum? Ginger? In a smoothie? This was some pretty scary stuff. Now after trying some not so good recipes I found one I really enjoy. I call this my Beginner Green (more like purple) Smoothie.
Now how do I make this exactly? Well any blender will do really. Heaps of people use the bullet or nutribullet, however any blender will generally do the job. The blender I went for cost me $50 from Big W. It is called the Blitz2Go blender from Kambrook. It is basically a bottle you screw onto a chopping base and click into the blender base. I think this is a great blender, especially for the price!
Just add all the ingredients into the blender of your choice and blend away to purple deliciousness.
1c frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
When I make this I usually split it into 2 glasses and share it with my mum, but go ahead and drink the whole thing if you want! (It is really filling). I added up the ingredients I used and it came to about 213 calories for the whole drink (this is approximate and you should check the calories of your ingredients).