Filling Smoothie Recipes and Fresh Juices
Green Goddess Smoothie
This smoothie is good as an immune booster, as it includes green tea, plenty of Vitamin C and beta-carotene. The below serves two generously.
- 130ml apple juice
- flesh of 1/2 cantoloupe melon
- 100ml cooled weak green tea
- 2 big kiwi friuits, or 3 small (peeled)
- a handful of kale
- a handful of spinach
- juice from 1 lime
Blend it all together, maybe adding a few icecubes for both making it colder and thinner. If you have a strong blender you can get it really smooth just by blending it, if your blender is not so good, you might want to strain it into the glasses.
This smoothie is quite filling, since it has both oats and bananas in it, and it's very mild and comforting. The below serves two.
- 2 big, ripe bananas
- 4 full tbsp oats
- 100 g blueberries (frozen are good, acts as icecubes as well)
- 100 ml low fat vanilla yoghurt
- 200 ml semi-skimmed milk
- a squeeze of honey, optional
Blend thoroughly, and enjoy breakfast in a glass.
If you prefer a richer smoothie, you can use greek yoghurt, with or without honey and add a little vanilla extract.
I use drinking oats from Rude Health (I'm sure you can get other as well), which makes it easy to make the smoothie smooth, but porridge oats works fine as well, you might just want a bit more milk with it.
There are so many delicious combinations of fresh juice, but as there is only so much time in my life, I have decided to only do variations that I can't buy normally and which I think give you something extra, but are not at all complicated. My three favourite variations are;
- Apple and carrot juice
- Orange and carrot juice
- Orange, pineapple and lime
I have been rather sceptical about this idea of putting spinach and kale in my nice smoothies, thinking that all I would taste was spinach. I decided it was time to try it anyway, and I'm really positively surprised over how good it tastes. I have tested it on a bunch of teenage girls, who bravely took them, and several actually asked for the recipe. Jim has been my other tester, and though his inital reaction was "that looks very healthy" = "I don't really fancy that", he decided that it tasted good. My youngest daughter still remains to be convinced but at least she doesn't think it's disgusting! If you are not already into green smoothies, I recommend you try them.