We all need to eat dark green leafy vegetables because they are low in calories and fat but high in vitamins, dietary fibers and nutrients. We should be eating 1/2 cup of dark green leafy vegetables per day but if, like me, you don’t really like them, then this smoothie is for you. Not only are all the goodness in these vegetables left intact because no cooking is involved, but also it is a much more palatable way of consuming these superfood. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, the beauty of this smoothie is that you can put in anything you like or have at hand. Also, thanks to Thermomix, you don’t need a juicer to turn leafy vegetables into a drinkable smoothie because its blending power will grind them into a very fine pulp. The same is true of fruits and hard vegetables, so not only do you get their vitamins, but also their fibers! You can put in a whole apple (you don’t even need to peel it!) or a whole carrot and Thermomix will turn it into the smoothest of drinks, how brilliant is that??
Source: inspired by Dr Oz Green smoothie recipe
A handful of dark green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, green cabbage, celery…), washed
1 lemon or 1/2 lemon and a lime or 1 orange, peeled
300g water (I used kefir water for added probiotic!)
1 whole apple, quartered
1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen), cut in chunks
3 dattes or 1 tbsp honey
2cm piece of ginger
4 or 5 ice cubes
Optional: seeds such a sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, flax seeds…
- Place all the ingredients except ice cubes into the TM bowl and blend 1 minute/speed 8.
- Add the ice cubes and blend for 1 minute/speed 8.
- Serve immediately for optimal health benefits