This morning I made one of the best smoothies I have ever had in my life. Ever. When I say best I mean the tastiest. It was absolutely sublime. It was not necessarily the healthiest as it was mainly fruit and it is healthier to have smoothies with vegetables and nuts or seeds in it.
Blackberry, Pineapple and Mint Smoothie
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1/4 large Pineapple (core removed and roughly cubed)
- 1 cup Blackberries
- 1 Kiwi Fruit
- 1 Banana
- 1⁄2 Comice Pear
- 1⁄2 cup Coconut Water
- Approximately 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tbsp Flax seed oil (optional)
Place all ingredients in blender and blitz until smooth
The colour was intense and the flavour absolutely superb. The mint was surprisingly good. I will definitely be making this again. At lunch time Sarah popped over with her sister, Katy. They read my blog ( 🙂 ) and were interested in trying a smoothie. So I reasoned that anyone could make a fruit only smoothie, such as the one above. You could probably make that one in an average blender. So I wanted to make them a smoothie with green veggies and some superfoods i.e. a really healthy one. Unfortunately I was enjoying their company so much I forgot to note down exactly what we made it with or take any photos.
It was certainly healthy. It could probably have been sweeter but I am so used to making a smoothie for one, I perhaps didn’t increase certain ingredients enough such as banana to make it sweet enough for 3. This had in it; 2 cups of frozen mixed berries, 1 banana, a generous amount of coconut milk, 2 tbsp chia seeds, a huge handful of spinach, cabbage and beetroot leaves and a tbsp each of Maca and Lucuma. It was thick and quite earthy in flavour. I liked it and hope they did too. Cheers! I was too busy this afternoon to make the salad I was supposed to have for lunch so by late afternoon, when I was still too busy to stop to make anything, I caved in and had 2 slices of bread with peanut butter. I should have snacked on some of these fresh fruits and vegetables instead but I didn’t. Hey ho! For supper I did have a large salad. Loads of green leaves and topped with leftovers from Sundays spiralled salad. It was good.
I was disappointed I had 2 slices of bread with butter and peanut butter but at least I stopped there and didn’t go in a downward spiral of bad eating for the rest of the day.
For the benefit of the readers at home, I would like to describe what it’s like to taste one of Zoe’s life-changing smoothies for the first time. You know when you go to a top Thai restaurant, in any particular dish, you can taste several layers of flavour quite distinctly – ginger and lemongrass and coriander, for example – but they blend together harmoniously? Well now think banana, berries and spinach, and you’re getting the idea. Lots of very distinct flavours so with every mouthful, you’re analysing what you can taste, but the overall flavour is very pleasing indeed! And so healthy, of course, you can feel yourself glowing by the time you reach the end of the glass! A real experience, and one I intend trying myself – the only difference is, my veggie plot won’t allow me to wander, casually picking out leaves and shoots here and there, as part of the preparation! I feel a big Ocado order coming on! Zoe, we had a lovely hour with you – I still don’t know how you fit everything into your life, but am very pleased to have shared a bit of it with you….xxx
Thank you Sarah for such a wonderful “review”. You were very brave to eat so many green veggies in your smoothie and are no longer a green smoothie virgin 🙂 It was not a particularly sweet smoothie so not the easiest to consume so I am really pleased you liked it. Next time I will make you the blackbery and pineapple one with mint which is incredible. It was lovely to see you and Katy and I look forward to next time x