I was recently asked to be a part of UK based Health Embrace’s March smoothie challenge. Andrea is a nutritional therapist in the UK and we were last seen together in our teenage years making delicious food like apple crumble and custard and Christmas cake in our Home Economics classes. Social media reunited us after all these years and our careers have recently taken the same direction into the world of nutrition. We’re also mums with five children between us, so have lots in common!
Andrea asked me to come up with a cleansing smoothie for her smoothie challenge and so I submitted my Green Pirate Smoothie which is very popular in our house and named by my son who is a little bit obsessed with pirates. This is a perfect smoothie for adults and children and I also love to freeze it into popsicle molds for dessert.
You can read my full entry on the Health Embrace blog here and below is the recipe in full too. Here’s to future collaboration and partnerships with other nutritionists and health coaches all over the world and to more new smoothie recipes!
2 cups green vegetables (I love spinach, kale and watercress)
2 cups liquid (water, coconut water or unsweetened almond milk)
¼ ripe avocado
1 frozen banana
1/2 green apple
1 cup pineapple
1 inch of grated ginger
Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
Start by blending just the liquid and greens together until really blended and smooth. Then add the fruit to your blender. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Joke of the day: What’s a pirate’s favorite letter?