Looking for an easy breakfast AND a way to increase your fruit & veggie intake? Look no further, this smoothie is delicious. If you make it with orange juice, drinking 1/2 of this recipe will be about 3 servings of fruit/vegetables. The only thing it's lacking is protein, so you might want to eat some greek yogurt or peanut butter toast to round out the meal.
Ok, I know what you're thinking...ewww, spinach, that will be gross (at least that's what I heard when I was telling my sister about this concoction). It's not, I promise. The tart apple, spicy ginger and mellow banana flavours help to cover up the spinach. Not that the flavour of spinach is bad, just not a breakfast flavour, unless paired with eggs and cheese.
The Green Machine
- 1 granny smith apple
- 2 bananas
- 1-2 cups of spinach (or just throw in a big handful)
- 1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp honey
- squeeze of lemon juice
- 12 ice cubes
- 2 cups orange juice or water
Add all of the ingredients to the blender. Pulse on and off a few times to break up the ice cubes, then blend on high ('liquify') until all ingredients are smoothly blended.