RECIPE

My Everyday Green Smoothie

Serves: 2
Prep: 5 minutes

My Everyday Green Smoothie

Get your greens in before you even leave the house in the morning, with this everyday green smoothie!

 

I make this green smoothie for my husband and I everyday – it’s such a delicious way to get an antioxidant hit and start the day. It features two super ingredients, tumeric and ginger. Drink one of these everyday and your chances of warding off a cold or flu come Winter will be much higher!

Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory – use fresh if you can get hold of it, otherwise you can use a good pinch of dried ground turmeric, or just leave it out. It looks like ginger but bright orange, and tastes like a mix between carrot, ginger and orange. Ginger has long been used for treating gastro effects, settling tummies etc, and is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Like the turmeric, fresh ginger is much more effective. I also love to add 1/2 – 1 avocado to make the smoothie thick and creamy (and it’s a great way to boost your healthy fat intake – you won’t taste the avocado, but you get the creaminess and all the health benefits!). And 1/2 – 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple is a delicious addition for a sweeter smoothie, or if you’re a first time green smoothie drinker.

 

Ingredients

Print Recipe

  • kale, spinach or baby spinach leaves 1 big handful, chopped (if using kale discard the tough stalks)
  • oranges 2, skin cut off (remove seeds)
  • lemon 1, skin cut off (remove seeds)
  • fresh tumeric 2-3cm knob, peeled, chopped (optional)
  • fresh ginger 2-3cm knob, peeled, chopped
  • cold water 1 cup
  • ice cubes 4-5
  • mint leaves small handful (optional)

Method

Chuck everything in the blender, put the lid on tightly (as it will splash!) and blitz until smooth. Depending on how powerful your blender is you might need to blitz it for more/less time until there are no stringy green bits left.

Pour into glasses, drink and feel good!

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Kilojoules
295
Calories
70
Carbs
12.4 g
Sugar
12 g
Total Fat
0.6 g
Protein
1.8 g

Comments

  • Carter44

    Is it possible to refrigerate or freeze this and if so for how long please?

    • You could keep it in the fridge for one night, and it would freeze for a few weeks. The other thing you can do is pre-portion and chop the ingredients (turmeric, ginger, orange, lemon, pineapple and avocado (if using) etc), store in little snap-lock bags in the freezer and then in the morning just tip into the blender and add your greens and water, then whizz up! 🙂

  • Rachel Blackburn

    Hey. I’m trying to watch my calories at the moment. You wouldn’t happen to know what one serving would be would you please? Thanks Nadia ? hope all is well with your wee family

    • Hey there Rachel, there are 70 calories in this smoothie – the rest of the nutritional information has been updated as well now 🙂

  • Monica Tresch

    and tumeric is very good for inflammatin hence good for people with arthritis….. I also add a few seeds to my smoothie like sesame and linseeds

  • Joan Oxspring

    where can you get fresh tumeric?

    • health food stores in the fresh food section, some Asian and Indian grocery stores will sell it too. It freezes well, so you can buy quite a bit of it when you come across it and keep for months in the freezer. If you’re in auckland I get mine from Harvest Whole Foods in Grey Lynn

  • Sheitan Kafir

    Nice smoothie, I like to add a teaspoon of matcha to mine – it will give you another antioxidant kick in the morning 😉

  • Green Thickies

    Hi Nadia,

    I love your “My Everyday Green Smoothie” post, and we would love to feature it on our website, GreenThickies.com. Would it be OK for me to use one of your photos within my post? I will of course link back to your post.

    Thanks so much

    Katherine,
    GreenThickies.com

    • Nadia Lim

      Hi Katherine, thanks for your interest and awesome to hear you love this recipe 🙂 Will flick you an email through your website

      • Green Thickies

        Hey Nadia Thanks 😀