Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
I made this smoothie with raw kale, pear and orange, but you can add your favourite fruits. Berries are a great option. If you’re tight on time, you can buy frozen berries and you’re ready to go – no need to peel and cut! For your greens, try out a bunch of baby spinach instead of kale.
Just experiment to find the right balance between the veg and the fruit. Initially you may want to have ¾ of fruits and ¼ of greens, and you can increase the proportion of greens as you get used to the taste. You may also add a date or two to make it sweeter. Remember, the important thing is that you enjoy it!
Adding water or a plant-based milk gives a more liquid consistency. Many of the nutrients in greens are fat soluble. Therefore, ideally you would add some plant-based fats such an avocado, a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts… so that you absorb most of the greens’ nutrients. I added a tablespoon of chia seeds, which have a high omega-3 content.
For a touch of extra taste, try adding a teaspoon of raw cocoa powder or cinnamon – or maybe some ginger powder, if you like it spicy! Ginger has strong anti-inflammatory properties, so this can help on days when you have a cold or joint pain.
If you don’t finish it, you can generally store smoothies in the fridge for up to 48h.
Try it for a few days and drop me a line to tell me about your experience or if you have any questions!