Green Smoothie Recipe – Nutribullet

I am loving my Nutribullet at the moment.  In all honesty, when I first got it I struggled with it.  I really liked the clean crispness of my juicer and just couldn’t come round to the, well, thickness of the smoothies that the Nutribullet produced.

Mr NS Nutrition was not convinced – ‘this is er, interesting, and don’t throw out the juicer just yet’ was the general consensus after my first (failed) attempt.

I didn’t see how I could go wrong with a classic carrot, apple and ginger combo.  But oh how I did.  The combination was a watery, pulpy mess (note to self – much less water and a lot more blitzing required).

Things have thankfully moved on since then, and this green smoothie is a bit of a winner.

Tropical pineapple and mint gives this a wonderfully light and summery flavour as well as Vitamin C and the spinach adds a whole lot of iron!

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1/2 frozen banana (I chop up bananas and put them in freezer bags – they make the smoothies so cold and creamy!)
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • handful of mint
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 5 brazil nuts
  • 1 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Coconut water (about 1/4 way) – side note, filling up the ‘liquid’ component to the max line has never worked for me, it makes it too watery and you lose a lot of the flavour.  These days I put in enough for about 1/4 of the way up.

Method:

  • Mix all together, blitz and enjoy!

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