15 May 2014

Super Green Smoothie

Over on Instagram I have found the fabulous Simple Green Smoothie's feed and it has been an insight into the wonderful world of smoothie making.

Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and now a Vitamin D deficiency I have been desperate to boost my intake of fruit and veg and this has been a great way of doing it.

Tasty (although I admit it looks a bit gruesome) it is a super easy way of getting a vitamin hit as well as some slow release energy to keep me going and fill me up.

I have adapted this recipe as it is just for me but you can find this one and more on their website or instagram feed.


1 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon of Cacao (I used Willie's Cacao finely grated)
1 Banana
1 Cup of Spinach

Put all of the ingredients in a blender, I use my Hinari Genie, it's seen better day's but does the job and blends quickly, it's easy to put together and wash afterwards. And blend until everything is liquid.

Poor into a glass and serve...

I have been taking these to work too in a Bonne Maman jar, these are the perfect way to give me an afternoon energy boost.

I have also been adding some strawberries and blueberries if I have them, if you don't have cacao then you can use cocoa but you don't need as much as it is quite strong and bitter and you may need a little honey.

Next up I am going to be trying the Alpro coconut milk, it sounds amazingly tasty and apparently makes things tasty like bounty!


  1. I need to get myself some cacao, where do you buy it? I've been looking for a good green smoothie recipe and this one sounds tasty :) Can you use peanut butter instead of almond butter? xx

    1. I get it from Ocado but I have seen it in Delilah in Nottingham and it is available in some health food shops. Yes, if you have smooth peanut butter it would work fine (if you like it crunchy, it should blitz up too) I just use almond because it's smoother. :) It is really tasty, although everyone comments at it's greeness.


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