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Some Of My Favourite Green Smoothies

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I may be a morning person, therefore getting to work for 5.30am is no problem but I’m not good at eating breakfast that early. So in recent months I have turned to smoothies to get me through the morning till the tummy starts to rumbly. It’s become a bit of a daily ritual and I have been experimenting with seasonal produce lately. I try to use local and fresh as much as possible but have relented for bananas and pineapple which aren’t readily grown here.  I have listed below three smoothies I am enjoying at the moment. All quantities are for one serve, so increase as required. If your blender can’t handle adding ice you can always add it to the glass afterwards to chill the drink. We have a lot of stone fruit about so keep checking into my Facebook account where I post daily smoothies more often.

This is also my entry for Sweet New Zealand, not a cake or pudding but they are certainly sweet! The months event is being hosted by Alessandra. For those Kiwi bloggers who have not yet entered you still have a chance to do so by the 27th. There’s also a chance to win some Fresh As products!

Tropical Green 

1/4 pineapple (peeled), 1/4 wedge of lemon (I use the skin also), handful baby spinach or kale leaves, sprig of fresh mint leaves, 1 cup of coconut water (buy a brand without added sugar if you aren’t using fresh), a few cubes of ice optional.  For a thicker creamy smoothie add 1/4 fresh avocado flesh.

Whizz everything together in a blender.

The Royal Cucumber and Mint

3 inch piece of telegraph cucumber (for overseas visitors these are the softer skinned cucumbers), sprig of mint, 1/2 a sweet red apple, handful spinach, 1/4 avocado flesh, 1 cup of coconut water, 1/4 wedge of lemon, a few cubes of ice.

Whizz everything together in a blender.

Chocolate Doris

4 black Doris plums, 1 small banana, 1 Tbsp cacao powder, 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds, 1 cup of milk or almond milk. If you need it a little sweeter add some honey or blend two to three dates with it.

Whizz everything together in a blender.

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15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jueseppi B. #

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

    February 24, 2014
  2. Lovely smoothies! The Chocolate Doris sounds particularly great.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    February 24, 2014
  3. Joy #

    I would love to have The Royal Cucumber and Mint !! And your picture is beautiful ;)

    February 24, 2014
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Joy, I love all your smoothie recipes that I have just discovered!

      February 25, 2014
  4. it sounds so good! beautiful picture!

    February 25, 2014
  5. So pretty! It’s so fun to see what people put in their smoothies! :)

    February 25, 2014
  6. Excited to try these smoothies!

    February 25, 2014
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Virginia!

      February 25, 2014
  7. I love smoothies and juices and I have been drinking tons (also it is so hot, they are perfect!!).
    Do enter them for Sweet NZ (two are sweet) so that you can win some raspberry powder and dried strawberries to make even more smoothies when there is less produce around :-).
    If you can send me the link by tomorrow :-).

    Ciao
    Alessandra

    February 25, 2014
  8. Gorgeous, Alli. I often like to start the day with a smoothie too – I’m all over your Chocolate Doris version.

    March 7, 2014
  9. That Chocolate Doris smoothie sounds wonderful!

    March 10, 2014
  10. Hello,
    Beautiful blog you have here, I came across this post as I have been trying to get into this trend with the “Green” veggie smoothies but have not been able to get over the bitter taste of veggies in my drink, but I loved the cucumber/mint flavor. I tried it this morning (its finally spring here!) and it was so refreshing, I finally understand what the craze is over these super-drinks.
    Thanks for sharing, my body needed something cleansing after all of the heavy winter foods!

    March 15, 2014
  11. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before
    but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s
    new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

    March 24, 2014
  12. This is Really nice Tips. Thanks to sharing wonderful Tips.

    April 11, 2014
  13. Thanks for sharing these recipes. Can’t wait to try these out!

    April 16, 2014

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