Green Smoothie (aka Halloween Hulk Juice)

Following on from Helen Cassidy’s guest blog yesterday about increasing the GOOD FATS  in kids diets…..

Do you have orange juice in the morning? Fancy adding one more step and making it a super healthy OJ?

Simply pour it into a measuring jug (about 200ml, with 300ml water), add a nice BIG handful of baby spinach (and the juice of a lime) and blend with a hand blender. C’est toute. Now pour in a glass & drink. It’ll be a nice vivid green, but taste pretty much the same. Greens in a glass. Genius.

For the next step in green smoothiness, you can just play around with flavours and see what suits you, but it’s basically the same process of mix, blend and pour. Here’s our favourite one at home.  To incorporate more good fats, add a couple of tablespoons of ground seeds (at least 50% flaxseed) into the mix and whizz it up!

Green Smoothie (or Halloween Hulk Juice, to those in the know)

BIG handful of spinach (or rocket for a spicy kick)

1/2 mango, peeled and chopped

1 banana, peeled and chopped

1/2 avocado, peeled & chopped

1 lime (juice)

200ml of orange or apple juice (use not from concentrate varieties, like innocent or copella)

300ml water