Clean green smoothie

Green smoothie

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 1

This sweet smoothie packs in plenty of nutritious ingredients, such as spinach, flaxseeds and banana, with an optional spoonful of maca powder for a natural energy boost

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal329
  • fat15g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre8g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 250ml milk of your choice (we used unsweetened almond milk)

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 medjool date, stoned
  • 1 small ripe banana
    Banana

    Banana

    bah-nah-nah

    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • handful cavolo nero or spinach
    Cavolo nero

    Cavolo nero

    ca-voll-oh nee-ro

    A loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy. The leaves are a very dark green, almost black,…

  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Method

  1. Pour the milk into a high-speed blender then add the ground flaxseed, maca powder (if using) and the cinnamon. Add the remaining ingredients then blitz until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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lzbear
26th Sep, 2019
5.05
OMG, I made almost exactly the same concoction (even including Maca) without ever having seen this recipe and loved it, as did my BF, he said it set him up for the day. My only differences were an additional handful of blueberries, bit more spinach, less milk (mine was soy) but added 2 tbsp natural yoghurt, only half a banana and I had peanut butter (as I was only trying to use it up but now love this combo I have bought another jar!, will try almond next time) I dilute it with a splash of water instead of more milk if it is too thick I have used both whole flaxseeds and pre-ground (I do my own) and notice no difference as the blender takes care of it anyway. Try it , its great combo and you can adapt it if you want to to include other things. for me it tasted like a peanut butter banana milkshake. (obviously because of my choice of using peanut butter!)
JimsDinners1956
31st Mar, 2017
Green is for go!
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thebestgreenjuice
17th Aug, 2016
Highly recommended. The energy from the banana and slow release caffeine from the maca make this a great smoothie to have before exercise.
somcdonald
9th Sep, 2015
Absolutely delicious!
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