I’ve had a few green smoothie disasters in my time. I cannot make broccoli or courgette into any kind of smoothie that is vaguely drinkable. Hence, I tend to eat lots of these vegetables or use them for juices or in soups. My go-to greens for smoothies are cucumber, spinach, kale (but you have to remove the stalks and use the leaves only) and avocado. My secret ingredient is fresh mint. I keep a stash of it in the freezer just for adding to smoothies. I also keep chopped up frozen bananas to add sweetness and creaminess.
Green Goodness protein smoothie
200 ml of coconut or tap water
100 ml of almond milk
½ frozen banana, chopped into smaller chunks
¼ small avocado, peeled and destoned
4cm piece of cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 large handful spinach or kale leaves
A few mint leaves
2 scoops (or 20 grams) of vanilla protein powder
¼ a teaspoon of matcha powder (optional)
Peel and destone the avocado. Peel and chop the cucumber. If using kale, pick the leaves off and discard the stalks.
Add all ingredients to smoothie maker or high speed blender and blend until smooth.