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Another healthy start to the week with my favourite green smoothie recipe. Don’t be put off by the color or all the vegetables, this smoothie is fresh ,zingy, and delicious. The Fat Boyfriend  was unconvinced at first, assuring me that it was going to taste “gardeny”. But it doesn’t! The vegetables are all mild enough that they blend well with the fruit flavours and now he drinks one almost every day. Feel free to lose one of each of the fruit and vegetables and you can manage without the cilantro if it’s not easy for you to get hold of. But keep the parsley, its amazing for cleaning the blood, along with the spirulina which is an absolute superfood, order it from i-Herb. This is one of the best starts you can have for your day freeing you up to have a few treats later on.

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Ingredients

1-2 inch thick slice of pineapple

1 apple

2-3 baby oranges

1 kiwi

1 cucumber

2 sticks of celery

1 green pepper

5 kale leaves (substitute spinach if you don’t have kale)

A small bunch of parsley

A small bunch of cilantro

1 heaped teaspoon of spirulina

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

200ml of orange juice (use apple or coconut water too)

Directions

1. Start by putting the softest ingredients in first cucumber, kiwi, oranges, apple, pineapple, celery and green pepper. Add the orange juice and do the first blend.

2. Once you have a lovely thick smoothie add the kale, parsley, cilantro, spirulina and chia seeds then blend again.

3. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more juice or ice cubes. Pour it into a take away cup  and get off to work. The perfect drink to perk up your body after a heavy weekend of partying.

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