Feeling good – green smoothie recipe

If you’ve found me in the depths of social media on Instagram you may have noticed I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies as a way to boost my vitamin intake and work towards my 5 a day.

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Generally speaking I struggle to eat as well as I’d like (thanks to selective eating disorder) but I’ve finally found something that really works for me! 🙂

After some extensive Googling I found more than enough healthy eating inspiration and smoothie recipes over at Deliciously Ella (seriously recommend her blog – it’s fabulous).

So why not give this yummy pear and vanilla green smoothie a go for starters? It makes a great nutritious and filling breakfast or energy boosting snack…

I used Ella’s recipe for starters and added in some additional touches for a boost that suit me (and my hormones). Get stuck into those cupboards and get your blenders ready…

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 2/3 of a mug of almond milk (200ml)
  • a big handful of spinach
  • a handful of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • Maca powder
  • Chia seeds

You may have heard about Chia seeds and Maca powder but what’s the fuss about? Maca Powder is rich in vitamins B, C and E, Calcium, Zinc, Iron and is great for managing hormonal imbalance. Chia seeds are another big super food that checks the boxes for good fiber, protein and Omega 3 – great for beating carb cravings, keeping you energised and helping keeping you going throughout the day.

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  • Remove the core and cut the pear into sections
  • Throw into the blender
  • Wash the spinach leaves and add to the blender (as a guide half of your smoothie should be greenery)
  • Measure out and add a tablespoon/handful of oats
  • Add a teaspoon of chia seeds
  • Add a teaspoon of maca powder
  • Add a sprinkling of vanilla powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Add a tablespoon of almond butter
  • Fill up the blender with almond milk
  • Close the lid, flip the lid and blend, blend, blend…

Pop in the fridge and et voila! 

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3 thoughts on “Feeling good – green smoothie recipe

  1. DitchTheBun says:

    Oooh I like all of these flavours. This sounds seriously yummy! I’d probably have to add some ice in there because I have a thing about wanting everything super cold (weird I know).

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