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Green smoothie

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

  • Prep: 5 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Calories 329
  • Carbohydrates 36
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 33
  • Protein 8
  • Fat 15
  • Fibre 8
  • Salt 0.4

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 329
  • Carbohydrates 36
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 33
  • Protein 8
  • Fat 15
  • Fibre 8
  • Salt 0.4

Ingredients

  • 250ml milk of your choice (we used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 Medjool date, stoned
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • handful cavolo nero or spinach
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Tip

Storing your smoothie
Is it OK to make a smoothie the day before or should I drink it straight away? Enjoying it immediately is the healthier option as everything is fresh, but a pre-prepped smoothie is a far better choice than a muffin or croissant on the way to work. If you do make it the night before you might notice that the flavours change (depending on the ingredients), but many people prefer a slightly earthier taste. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice will help prevent oxidation and stop it going brown. Always cover or store it in a sealed jar in the fridge to preserve the nutrients as much as possible. An easier option, if you know you’re going to be short of time is to prepare the fruit and veg in advance and freeze immediately in portion-sized bags. In the morning tip the frozen ingredients into the blender with your liquid and whizz.

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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