This Green Goddess Smoothie reminds me of the Thomas Crown Affair film with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Rene’s character, Catherine, drank green smoothies all the time – making them seem very cool. Now I drink them too – but I’m not so sure I’m quite as cool as Rene!
Pineapple and avocado both contain high levels of vitamins and minerals. Pineapple also contains bromelian which can aide digestion. Whey provides the protein and avocado gives you a super boost of good fats which can help lower bad cholesterol.
INGREDIENTS FOR GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE
1 large portion
- 100 g pineapple (fresh or frozen) Fresh pineapple will produce a more watery smoothie
- Optional, 1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup (depends on ripeness/sweetness of pineapple and how you are adapting to less sweetness)
- One third of a tin of coconut milk (those in the supermarket often contain additives: citric acid as a preservative is OK, but sulphates and emulsifiers etc are to be avoided. Try your health food shop or an Asian Supermarket to find an additive free brand)
- 1 scoop of Whey Protein (I use Solgar Whey-to-Go vanilla)
- 1–2 teaspoons of greens powder (I recommend Udo’s Beyond Greens)
- ¼ Ripe avocado
- A little water (or rice milk) may be required to ‘thin’ the smoothie down a little especially if using frozen pineapple.
Blend all of the ingredients. This smoothie may take a little longer in the blender than most – so give it time. If necessary, thin the consistency with a little of water or rice milk.
If you are new to making smoothies, buying the speciality ingredients can be daunting, but I hope you will see it as an invesment in your health. I am big fan of Udo’s Beyond Greens because it’s so nutritionally rich. It contains organic, fermented grasses, algae, spices, vegetables and seeds all which helps support your immune system. I buy Udo’s Beyond Greens and (other super foods such as hemp protein, cacao powder and goji berries) from Body Kind who are typically cheaper than Amazon or other health food shops.
All of my smoothie recipes are nutritionally balanced. Read my article Smoothies: Are they good for you?, which also includes how to make your own healthy smoothies.
Eat Well—Be Well 🙂
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