Beginners guide to green smoothies

I’m a big fan of smoothies, they can be a quick and nourishing breakfast on the go, an energy boosting mid morning snack or a great post workout snack.

Green smoothies can seem daunting for some of us. This basic recipe is a great introduction to green smoothies and below I have included some suggestion to take your smoothie to the next level.

Blend all below ingredients until smooth and enjoy.

½ a ripe banana

¼ a ripe avocado

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder or a small handful of cashew nuts

1 handful of baby spinach or ½ a teaspoon of greens powder

2 table spoons of yoghurt

1 tablespoon of flax seeds

300 ml of water

For gut health and glowing skin add 1 tablespoon of collagen powder.

For an immune boost add ½ a teaspoon of powdered medicinal reishi mushrooms.

For hormonal balance add a 2 teaspoons of maca powder.

Add cinnamon to balance blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings.

For kids add some organic berries or cacao powder to disguise the greens.