I’m a lover of sweet bakes and indulgent treats, but I do love creating and eating healthy food too, which is full of nourishing goodness for our bodies, to keep us fit and healthy. If we do this, it means we can enjoy the occasional naughty treat … right?!
So as well as trying some of my more indulgent recipes, how about try this super quick green smoothie recipe. It is super refreshing, as it doesn’t contain milk, so its good for any one with a dairy intolerance. It tastes like the refreshing twister lollies I used to have as a kid, but who am I kidding, I am never too old for a twister lolly!
You’ll need a high power blender to make this recipe – I used a NutriBullet, but a stick blender would also be fine.
1/2 small pineapple – I find this smoothie tastes better made with frozen pineapple, it seems sweeter and more refreshing, but isn’t essential, you could cool the smoothie in the fridge or with some ice.
1cm piece of ginger, peeled (aprox.)
Large handful of spinach leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lime
150 ml of water (or enough to create your desired consistency) you could also try using other waters like coconut water.
1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Serve and enjoy, it really couldn’t be simpler.
This really makes me feel good on the inside, it wakes me up and refreshes me. The ginger adds a spicy note, while the pineapple adds the sweet hit we all crave, and the lime adds a sour, refreshing hit. Ginger has health benefits such as aiding digestive problems, nausea, pain reduction and has anti-inflammatory qualities. You could also add a tablespoon of flax seed to this smoothie for added fibre, and nutritional value.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and don’t let the colour put you off.
A girl with an appetite for all things creative,