Super Green Smoothie

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Super

 

Green

Smoothie

When I look at something green it makes me feel very happy and stress free but also curious when it comes to food as you don't really know what it will taste like, only hoping its more healthier then it looks.

I have found that when it comes to using certain plants and herbs for things like smoothies and salads etc it is much easier and cheaper to grow your own and you don't need much 1 -2 plants of each can easily supply one to two people, depending on how much you use on a weekly bases.

grow the plants you use most in bulk, like kale for example currently have around 25 plants, they don't require a lot of room to grow and you don't use a lot of the plant, around 3-5 leafs per meal and can be used in a variety of dishes like smoothies, salads and is a great spinach replacement or filler in a meal. 

working as a cook in the hospitality world can be very full on at times, with early morning starts and doing an eight -9 hour shift with no breaks, some days I wasn't eating anything until i got home for dinner, finding my self feeling very sluggish and defiantly lacking the nutrients in my body to keep going.  

this is where smoothies became useful to have a nutritious meal that was easy to consume when I'm on the go at work. I also found that it became quite expensive to buy the ingredients to make smoothies that were healthy then the prepackaged powder form supplements. from a supermarket things like kale were $6-8 a bunch and that's non organic which would last maybe 2 days and farmers markets weren't frequent enough to have a sufficient supply to last the week most produce would go off or run out. Home grown would be the most subtitle option where quantity and demand could be controlled and with a zero waste approach.           

The Super Green Smoothie: serves 2 -3 people

  • 5-6 kale leaves     
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1/2 mint
  • 2 tbs honey or rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 cup celery juice or celeriac leafs
  • 1 cup frozen avocado
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • 2 tbs coconut yogurt
  • 250 ml coconut water

method:

place all ingredients in a blender starting with your water then frozen goods, and blitz until all combined and smooth if mixture is to runny add more frozen goods, if mixture is to thick add more water until desired texture.

Elliot Swanson