Not ya typical hardcore green smoothie evangelist? Then you’ve landed in the right place. This is a post dedicated to those who, in an ideal world, would rather be tucking into a pastry all day, every day. Ain’t nobody got time for gritty Grinch juice that looks and tastes a lot like something Monty Don would decant from his wellies after wading in waist-high pond water at Longmeadow all day.
Whilst we’re under no illusion that green smoothies can measure up to the breakfast greats and the millennial catnip that is cloud eggs & avocado on toast – life is about balance and fuelling our bodies with the good stuff is all part and parcel of adulting.
In our experience, chucking seven different green varieties of your five a day into a blender and seeing what comes out the other side rarely ends well so, to rescue you from a few dingy smoothie fails and power up your morning right, here’s some reliable and surprisingly drinkable recipes to get your energy levels pumped in lockdown 3.
1. Ultimate Spinach Smoothie
2. Green Power Smoothie Bowl
For a nutritious vegan-friendly brekky, try this loaded smoothie bowl made with mango, frozen banana (because no one likes a room temp smoothie) spirulina, avocado, hemp seeds and maca powder. Top with chia seeds and berries of your choice et voila!
Get the recipe for Rainbow In My Kitchen here
3. Pina Colada Smoothie
Bring a little slice of palm tree paradise to your breakfast table with this pina colada inspired smoothie. Coconut milk and pineapple make for one compatible smoothie pairing so much so you won’t even be able to taste the green stuff. Keep the top-ups coming lads.
Get the recipe from Simple Green Smoothies here
4. Mojito Smoothie
Lime and mint = one iconic duo. If you’re going alcohol-free for January, this recipe has all the flavour of your classic mojito cocktail without the dog rough hangover. Add honey or a natural sweetener of your choice for a post-workout boost.
Get the recipe from Wonky Wonderful here
5. Chocolate Green Smoothie
If there’s one lady who knows a thing or two about a green smoothie, it’s Kourtney Kardashian. This gluten-free, dairy-free recipe combines chocolate protein powder with caramelly dates, banana and spinach for a sweet twist on her go-to avocado smoothie. Well, if it’s good enough for Poosh, we’ll down it in one.
Get the recipe from Poosh here
6. Matcha Avocado Smoothie
This mineral-rich matcha avo smoothie is the perfect pick-me-up for those gloomy winter mornings. No leafy greens necessary and we have Gwyneth Paltrow to thank for that.
Get the recipe from Goop here
7. Winter Green Smoothie
Cleansing, hydrating and rich in antioxidants, this green machine will have you feeling chipper in no time. And you’ll be pleased to know it doesn’t even taste remotely like worms. Let’s drink to that!
Get the Hemsley and Hemsley recipe here
8. Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
Bottom line: pineapple is the best chance you have of making a palatable smoothie. This one’s got bundles of gut-loving vitamins and healthy fats to keep you powering through till lunch.
Get the recipe from Walder Wellness here