Like many, I try to achieve the recommended servings of vegetables in my daily diet. Either with a bowl of salad as a side, add grated vegetables in my sauce or throw in some frozen vegetables while cooking rice in a rice cooker. With all being said, it wouldn’t hurt to find other means to add more fruits and vegetables in my diet.
Say hello to smoothies!
While I do indulge in really yummy tasting smoothies that I buy from the stores, nothing beats the ones you make at home. Namely, you have better control in the ingredients you add in the smoothie, less sugar, more fruits and vegetables, less dairy. Not to mention the excitement and satisfaction of creating your own concoctions with the various combinations of seasonal fruits and/or vegetables and to find out they worked!
There’s something about smoothies which make fruits and vegetables really palatable. Remember the post on green juice with coconut water not so long ago? Today, I’m sharing a green smoothie recipe which I’m really pleased of. As my beloved is still warming up to the idea of a vegetable green juice, I thought this green smoothie with spinach, camourflaged with honeydew melon, pear and banana would make a delicious transition from a fruit based smoothie to a vegetable one. Hopefully one day, he will
love graduate to full vegetable green juice. After all, it’s all about creating positive and enjoyable experience in order to encourage someone to like something right?
Delicious Green Smoothie
What you’ll need to make two cups:-
- 1/4 of honeydew melon, skin removed & diced
- 1 whole pear, cored & diced
- 1/2 banana, peeled & sliced
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup milk (low fat or soy)
- 2 tsp low fat yoghurt
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Equipments: Stick blender & a tumbler or just a normal blender
Add all the ingredients (except for yoghurt and chia seeds) into a tumbler. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth and creamy. Then, transfer the smoothie to 2 glasses. Dollop 1 tsp of yoghurt on each one. Lastly, sprinkle chia seeds, about 1/2 tsp on each glass. Serve immediately.