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Green Smoothie Base


I have my hairdresser to thank for this addictive and fibrous smoothie. Making it is simple, drinking it is enjoyable and the end result is a filling, good-feeling act of kindness to yourself. It must be, surely, since it is jam-packed with goodies like iron, niacin, folic acid, vitamins a, c, e, k and a few b vitamins – and several handy minerals.

Use it as a base recipe and experiment with complementary flavours, and other fruits and vegetables that will give you a boost in one mineral or vitamin department or another.

If you like fibre, just blend. Otherwise, juice.

Green Smoothie Base

Raw spinach leaves and stems
Raw broccoli florets
Half an apple, pips and all
Quarter of an avocado
Fresh water to make the right consistency for you

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

I like to add freshly grated ginger and I hear that kiwifruit is a good substitute for apple. For a sweeter taste, swop out apple for pear.


3 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Base

  1. I’ve just heard that banana is a great substitute for avocado. You can even buy, peel, freeze and use them in your smoothie at your leisure.

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