For about an entire year, I’d start my day with a smoothie. It was a great way to consume more raw greens and creating less kitchen waste.
But it was really so I could justify spending $850 on a blender. I’d chuck in scraps that would usually end up in the worm bin like celery and broccoli leaves, kale stalks, and fruit that are about to go like fluffy apples, brown bananas and mushy pears. *shudders*
After a year, I kind of got tired of it and would far rather fried eggs and honey smoked bacon over a green glass of something which the Boyfriend would always say tasted like grass. A year later, it seems like I’m back on track again.
This Acai Smoothie is a great start for anyone wanting to experiment on green smoothies as it is certainly not grassy but very much pleasantly sweet and fruity. One that makes you go mmmm! I suggest starting with something mild like baby spinach before progressing on to kale, celery and chards with herbs like coriander, brahmi, mint or parsley added on top. The one I never got past was cos lettuce but some reckon it’s as mild as spinach #whataloadofbollocks. Also, it’s a good idea to gradually build up the greens or you may end up with a terrible bloat.
Prep time: Under 5 minutes
1 big fat banana or 2 small bananas
2 small green apples, cored or 1 green apple and 1 nashi pear
2-3 good handfuls of washed baby spinach
1 packet frozen acai berries
1/2 cup blueberries or mixed berries
1 cup coconut water or nut milk
1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds, optional
1. BLEND. Place everything in a high-speed blender. If you have a Vitamix, start at the lowest speed before revving it up to Speed 10. Blend for a good 30 seconds to a minute until smoooooooth. Or go turbo but that gets rather defeaning so I never go there.
2. SERVE. Or pour smoothie into a mason jar or bottle with a straw and off you go. How easy was that?