Now spring is here, I feel the need to lighten up my meals a little. Green smoothies are my go-to for a quick and easy lunch. There are so many recipes that can be found online and books devoted to these amazing green glasses of goodness. Now I won’t tell a lie, although I love the flavour of green smoothies, I find the texture of smoothies a little challenging. I can’t handle sipping it out of the glass and it is too thick for a straw, so I have combated this by using a spoon to ‘eat’ my smoothie. It’s a personal thing and I’m sure most people wouldn’t encounter this! I make mine up in my Thermomix, but you can use any kitchen blender to mix it up. If you haven’t tried one, give it a go, I’m sure you won’t find a much quicker and more satisfying beverage. It’s dairy free and gluten free too.
(This amount makes one serving)
2 good handfuls of spinach
2 pitted dates
1-2 tbsp Chia seeds
Maple syrup or Agave syrup to taste
100-200ml water (I use 2 cupfuls of Thermomix cup)
Place all of the ingredients in a blender or Thermomix (I use speed 7 for about 30 seconds) and blend until well combined. Once blended to your desired consistency, pour into a glass and drink as desired.
See, couldn’t be easier. Enjoy! Jacinta x