The Need-a-Spoon-Consistency Green Smoothie
By Amy Crawford
This one has garnered a bit of attention of late - it was the lucky winner of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition's photo of the week last week and I was a very happy camper when I found out about that! Given it's popularity I thought I'd post the recipe and share the love. I appreciate this may not be everyone's cup of tea - it is (clearly) very green and thick and it is full of salady ingredients combined with sweet ingredients that may prove an acquired taste for some. In any case it makes for a great breakfast or lunch if you're flagging, running late, can't be bothered to chop or all of the above.
I made this in a Thermomix but a standard blender would do. The Thermomix weighs ingredients so apologies if I have listed some ingredients in weight as opposed to cup etc.
30 grms (approx.) almond milk (or other choice of milk)
1 scoop of pure whey protein or an egg
2 big handfuls of English or baby spinach
A few sprigs of parsley
1 dessert spoon chia seeds
1 dessert spoon coconut or flaxseed oil
1 heaped teaspoon maca powder (optional)
1 heaped tablespoon of CoYo or natural yoghurt
1 small piece of ginger and turmeric (5cm'ish size)
Stevia to taste (a couple of pinches for me)
Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend until really smooth. Pour (or scoop!) into a glass or cup and sprinkle with whatever your heart desires. I like mine sprinkled with hemp & pumpkin seeds and goji berries. Then go grab a spoon and enjoy!