creamy green smoothie
When the weather gets warmer we love nothing better than a smoothie for breakfast. This smoothie is deliciously creamy due to the addition of avocado and banana. Suitable for children - the first time I made this my daughter drank most of it! There is some protein from the avocado, but not much, so if you want to drink on its own then you might want to add a few nuts. I often like a smoothie post run and then I’ll have lunch a few hours later.
makes 1 large smoothie
1 banana, peeled and chopped
1 kiwi fruit, peeled
1/2 avocado, peeled
Handful of spinach
A thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled
150ml coconut water
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. You might need more or less coconut water depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
If you want to eat in a bowl, use less coconut water and you could top with fruit, nuts, seeds or oats.
the health boost tip
We love to add avocado to a smoothie as it makes them creamy. Don’t be afraid of the fats in avocados. In a well balanced diet avocados have been shown to help lower the risk of heart disease, improve blood levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad one) and lower oxidative stress in the body.