Over the last few years, it has been hard to ignore the increasing prevalence and popularity of green foods, particularly juices and smoothies. I have never been one to say no to a good smoothie, and so like many of you out there I was more than happy to get experimenting in my kitchen, or opening up my purse at health cafes.
One thing I haven’t associated green smoothies with, however, is protein. Post workout shakes are usually chocolate or fruit flavoured. This is fine, and probably ideal if you are a serious gym-goer or athlete, but for myself, needing only a small hit of extra protein and trying to get more nutrient variety, I wanted to try something else. Being keen to try out my new hand blender (the closest thing I have to a food processor or blender now sadly!) I decided to see what I could come up with.
- 70ml milk or dairy free milk, plus extra
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 100g (two large handfuls) chopped kale
- 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
- Optional: vanilla essence, honey, agave or other sweetener, to taste