At Yoga for All, we love a green smoothie! Especially in summer! Great for breakfast, or for a mid-afternoon snack. A green smoothie is quick, light, yet filling, healthy and packed full of goodness.
Here's a basic green smoothie recipe that's easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand. I'd recommend buying nice, ripe, organic bananas once a week and peeling, chopping and freezing them so you always have some on hand for a yummy smoothie. Other good things to keep on hand are: frozen organic berries, spirulina powder, chia seeds and good quality vegan protein powder.
Easy Green Smoothie Recipe
1 frozen banana
1 mango cheek (again, great to freeze when they're in season if you buy a tray...) (you can replace with berries, kiwi etc)
1 - 2 tbs coconut yoghurt (I like Alpine; Coyo is too rich for me.)
1/2 c Bonsoy/almond milk/coconut water (you may need to add more or less to get the consistency right for you)
1 tbs macadamia butter
2 scoops vegan protein powder (Sunwarrior is my fave, or Thorpe MediClear)
1 tsp spirulina/greens powder (you can also use greens like baby spinach or kale, approx 2 handfuls, or 1 cup, is a good amount)
1 tsp chia seeds
Throw in blender. I find it best to add liquids/yoghurt, then powders/supplements, then frozen fruit/seeds/nut butters. Blend til it's the colour of the Hulk! Add more or less liquid depending on how thick/creamy you like it. And that's it! Serve with bee pollen, chia seeds (pictured), flaked organic coconut, whatever you can dream up. Throw into a jar to make it portable.
If you try the recipe, or make any modifications, let me know. :)