Diet Drink: Simple Green Smoothie Recipe
Don’t be put off by the idea of green smoothies – they’re absolutely amazing and I’ve grown to love them! This is the ultimate healthy snack or breakfast, absolutely packed with green goodness. Coconut water is available in most supermarkets alongside fresh juice; you can replace half the coconut water with water if you prefer. Chia seeds are also becoming more widely available but don’t feel you need to add them unless you happen to have some knocking about. Keep all your ingredients in the fridge so the smoothie is nice and cold, and drink it as soon as you can after making it for the maximum health boost. A note from Eatopic: The smoothie will keep in a thermos flask for 3-4 hours if you want to take it to work with you —just give it a gentle stir or shake before drinking.
- 100 g kale (prepped weight), stalks removed
- 25 g spinach
- 2 medium green apples, skins left on, cored and roughly chopped
- 4 cm piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 400-500 ml pure coconut water, not from concentrate
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional)
- Thoroughly wash the kale leaves in cold water along with the spinach to get rid of any grit. Drain off excess water and put in a blender.
- Add all the remaining ingredients with 400ml of the coconut water and 1 teaspoon of the chia seeds, if using. Blend thoroughly until smooth. It should be nice and thick, but if it’s so thick you can’t drink it add the remaining coconut water until you get the desired consistency.
- Serve straight away, sprinkled with the remaining chia seeds.