I love green smoothies and I have one almost every day. They've increased in popularity so much over the last year or so, with people making them to up their veggie intake and using them as a healthy snack. I thought I'd share the recipe for my absolute favourite green smoothie - it's so delicious, creamy, fresh and filling that it's perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up snack for an energy boost or even makes a wonderful breakfast smoothie if you add some oats and almond butter!
This smoothie is also perfect if you're new to green smoothies because it's not at all earthy and the ripe banana makes it super creamy and sweet.
I've added a hemp powder, chia seeds and maca powder to my smoothie but if you don't have them don't worry, they definitely aren't essential but they're great if you choose to include them. Hemp is a brilliant source of plant based protein as it contains all the essential amino acids making it as complete as meat and eggs, it's also high in omega-3, omega-6, fibre, vitamin A, calcium and iron. Maca powder is something I try to consume most days as it can balance hormone levels and help with tiredness and fatigue. The chia seeds add vital plant-based omega-3 fatty acids which will keep your heart healthy, lower blood pressure and up those happiness levels too! (Don't add the chia seeds if you make this smoothie the day before you drink it though...chia seeds soak up liquid, you don't want a jelly smoothie!)