Green Cleanse Smoothie

Savour this in­jec­tion of greens.

Good - - CONTENTS - Recipe and words Rachel Grun­well. Pho­tog­ra­phy Aimee Fin­lay-Magne

Plant-pow­ered goodness

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.

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