Healthy Green Smoothie – Full Recipe

Are Green Smoothies Healthy? You betcha they are!

Broccoli has a surprisingly high Vitamin C content – about 106mg per 100g for raw broccoli (which is what we’re using here), which is significantly more than the 52g per 100g for an orange! Vitamin C is great for supporting your immune system.

Spinach – no surprises here – has high iron content, which is used to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Your body also needs iron to make some hormones.

And even the humble cucumber has health benefits – the fibre is great for your gut and all that water will keep you hydrated. Finally spirulina (a type of blue-green algae) is packed with nutrients, providing 47% of your daily copper requirement – one small mineral that’s involved in myriad processes, including your energy systems, connective tissues, blood vessels, immune systems, gene activation and brain development. Wow!

So let’s get to it: How do you make a healthy green smoothie? And what ingredients do you need for a green smoothie?

Easy Green Smoothie

Creamy, filling and just-sweet-enough, this healthy green smoothie packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. Read on Popeye!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: global
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1 12 Oz
Calories: 296kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana cut into chunks before freezing!
  • 1/3 cup mango about 50g, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup pineapple you can use tinned but make sure it’s the one in juice, not syrup
  • 1/3 standard cucumber cut into chunks. If organic, you can keep the peel on, if not, peel
  • 1 handful baby spinach about 50g, washed
  • 100 g broccoli florets roughly chopped
  • 200 ml rice milk we like Rude Health
  • ¼ tsp spirulina optional - go easy on this, it’s super strong

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the mango, pineapple and cucumber
  • Pop into the blender with the frozen banana chunks and give it a little whizz to make a rough paste
  • Now add in 200ml apple juice, the handful of spinach and broccoli florets
  • blend for 30secs
  • taste and add a tiny amount of spirulina
  • blend again for 20secs and serve!

Notes

Or for the same taste but with zero prep (oh yes please!) try our delicious frozen Broccoli and the Beast Smoothie
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