How many times do you say to yourself, “I’ve got to start eating more greens”. We know that you know the buzz around “Green Smoothies”, a great and sometimes expensive way getting that daily intake of the leafy green goodness our bodies crave. We have handpicked 5 of the best green smoothie recipes from the crew at taste.com.au, that are super easy, super healthy and whose leafy green & cucumber ingredients grow so fast and so abundantly in an airgarden, you will save enough money to employ your own smoothie barista!!

 

 

 

 

  1. Super Mint Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) So Good Almond Long Life Milk, chilled
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and combined. Pour into glasses and serve.

 

 

 

 

  1. The New Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 60g Baby Spinach
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (500ml) chilled coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 lime, zested, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 teaspoon pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coles Black Chia seeds

 

Method

  • Place the avocado, spinach, cucumber, apple, coconut water, ginger, lime and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the avocado mixture evenly among serving glasses. Sprinkle evenly with the lime zest, pepitas and chia seeds. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

  1. Kale, Lime and Coconut Water Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Granny smith apple, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch kale, stem trimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 40g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 400ml coconut water

 

Method

  • Place lime, apple, cucumber, kale, spinach, ginger and coconut water in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among serving glasses, serve immediately.

 

 

  1. Green Veggie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach, trimmed, chopped, tightly packed
  • 1 cup chopped kale, trimmed, chopped, tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 green apple, cored, chopped
  • 1 pear, cored, chopped
  • 2 large bananas, frozen and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • Fresh mint to serve

 

Method

  • Place all ingredients in a blender on high speed and blend until smooth. Divide into 2 tall glasses. Top with fresh mint to serve.

 

 

 

 

  1. Tropical Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 100g frozen mango
  • 30g trimmed kale
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons nut butter
  • 250ml (1 cup) coconut water
  • Pulp of 1 passionfruit

 

Method

  • Combine mango, kale, mint, chia seeds, nut butter, coconut water and half the passionfruit pulp in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, thick and creamy. Serve topped with remaining passionfruit pulp.