Start this new year bright with our greens smoothie recipe. Super simple to make and a great way to start your day this greens smoothie can be made in a blender; NutriBullet or Vitamix work well. I like to keep all the fibre from the pulp so prefer to use a blender and not strain it out. If you have a decent blender it should blitz the mixture quite smooth. You can use a juicer for this recipe if you prefer a very smooth texture.
The greens smoothie uses more savoury flavours with the coconut water and parsley. Use apple juice for a little more sweetness but remember to check the label, avoid not from concentrate, if you have a juicer you can use freshly juiced.
You can replace spinach for kale though it will have more texture and make a slightly thicker drink.
Large handful of fresh spinach or kale (large stalks removed)
1/2 a cucumber (roughly 10cm)
1 cup coconut water (or good quality pressed apple juice)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2cm piece of ginger, peel and grated
Small handful of parsley
Method for Greens Smoothie:
Chop the cucumber in to large chunks. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blitz until smooth.
This juice is best served fresh but will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours, give a good mix before drinking.