This smoothie turned out a bit differently from how I’d envisaged, on one of those mornings when things don’t quite go to plan – read more about it in One of Those Days …
The bananas were still very green, despite having been on the windowsill for three days, so I decided to use avocado, kiwi fruit and some cocount milk left over from the previous night’s curry. Some romaine lettuce and a little wheatgrass powder, would, I thought produce a vivid green smoothie vibrant with health and nutrition, begging to awaken my sleep-starved body. What could go wrong?
I got a little carried away, adding blueberries and açaì powder. It came out khaki and looked less than appetising! And so thick I could probably use a knife and fork to eat it!
It tasted much better than it looked, however – the ugly duckling turned out to be more like a swan, so smooth as it glided down my throat – so let’s start again and pretend I knew what I was doing!
This brunch in a glass is brimming with antioxidants, minerals, protein and healthy fats. It came out very thick, so you may want to add more liquid.
Half a ripe Avocado
(you can freeze the other half if you remove the skin and stone and chop it up, useful for smoothies or guacamole).
1 Kiwi fruit, peeled
2 large Romaine leaves, washed and chopped
1 Tbsp chopped Sweet Apricot Kernels* (you can use almonds)
2 Tbsps Shelled Hemp Seeds*
2 Tbsps Coconut Milk
1 or 2 pitted Medjool Dates
Handful of Blueberries
1 Tbsp Açaì Powder *
1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder
Glass of fresh Apple Juice + a little filtered water
Blend and eat with a spoon – or a knife and fork!
The only video that could possibly illustrate this recipe is the great Danny Kaye’s The Ugly Duckling, however it’s been removed from YouTube due to copyright issues 😕
Copyright: Chris McGowan