Green Cleanse Smoothie
Savour this injection of greens.
Plant-powered smoothies are full of goodness. This one is thirstquenching as well as a great way to inject more greens into your day, and you'll find its vibrant colour irresistible.
I liken this smoothie to summer in a glass; sweetened just enough with pineapple and banana, its hero ingredient is the fresh, young coconut, which is soft in texture. As well as having a lovely flavour, coconuts contain antibacterial properties.
I always drink my smoothie slowly and mindfully, savouring the goodness, whereas my five-year-old son Finn slurps his up in seconds, leaving behind a cute green moustache. Sometimes Finn requests this smoothie after school, saying, “I’ll have that green one with the pineapple, okay Mum?” So I raid our spinach patch and whip it up, the whole process taking only a few minutes.
I love that my kids often have nutrient-dense smoothies for snacks, rather than processed foods.
Maybe they enjoy these healthy treats because they've grown up with them – long may this last!
For an extra protein boost add 1 scoop of NuZest’s Clean Lean Protein powder (smooth vanilla flavour).
Oh Goodness Green Cleanse
5 spinach leaves ¼ cup coriander leaves 1 frozen banana 1 tsp lime zest 1 tbsp lime juice ¼ cup pineapple pieces flesh of 1 young coconut (any brown
bits removed) 250ml of the coconut's water Put all the ingredients into a blender (we used a Vitamix) and blitz. Pour into a glass and savour – with stillness if you can.
tip If you don't have fresh pineapple, use tinned.