Spring is just around the corner! That means sunshine, flower blossoms and to me – smoothies! I tend to have smoothies for breakfast almost every day in spring and summer. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy all the beautiful fruit that is available in these seasons. They are also a great way to get more veggies into our diet! I find they are a great way to re-boost my immune system if I have been overindulging (in a mountain of Easter eggs…)
This smoothie is a great blend of spinach, bananas, pears, cashews and flax seeds! You can use any blender to make smoothies, but ones with a powerful motor will provide a smoother finish. I use a nutribullet. It is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets and I really get a lot of use out of it. They cost around £99 – quite pricey but you really get a great blender. It has a blending attachment as well as a milling attachment. I make nut milk, nut butters and nut flours in mine as well as smoothies!
My smoothie recipe is super filling. This recipe makes one large glass of smoothie that I find keeps me full for most of the morning. Don’t worry about tasting the spinach. The flavours are masked by the other ingredients! I like to put a couple of cubes of ice in with mine, smoothies are best served chilled! Remember to sprinkle the bee pollen on after you have blended to enjoy the maximum nutritional benefits! I like to soak my cashews before blending. I normally soak a batch overnight. It makes for a really creamy smoothie!
- 1 small ripe banana
- 1 small ripe pear
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- 1 handful of soaked cashews
- 1 tablespoon brown flax seed
- 1 tablespoon of goji berries
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- A sprinkling of bee pollen
- A few cubes of ice
- Fresh cold water
- Wash your spinach and chop the fresh fruit.
- Add all ingredients apart from the bee pollen) to the blender and top up with the fresh water.
- Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with bee pollen!
~ Enjoy! ~