Greens are a basic ingredient of the vegetarian cuisine. The colour green is associated with refreshing, vital energy and nutritionally, dark leafy greens are high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. One cup of most dark, leafy green vegetables supplies the daily requirement of beta-carotene, as well as vitamins C, E and K.
In celebration of Vegetarian Week this week, we have collected three delicious green smoothie recipes that will surely delight your taste buds and improve your health. Even if you’re not a veggie, you will be amazed how good these green smoothies taste and, more importantly, how good they are for you.
Green Smoothie No1
1 large orange, peeled and segmented
1/2 of a large banana, cut into chunks
6 large strawberries
2 cups spinach
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup ice
1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
Green Smoothie No2
2 cups cold water
1 banana, cut into chunks
1 orange, peeled and separated into segments
½ apple (your favourite variety), peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
½ lemon, peeled and separated into segments
½-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 cups baby spinach
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth and completely combined.
Green Smoothie No3
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1/4 lemon, skin and all
1-2 cored apples
5 stalks kale (stems removed)
flesh from 1 avocado
pinch of celtic sea salt
dash of water
1. Using a high-speed blender, process until super smooth.