Clients do sometimes look at me in horror when I tell them how many portions of vegetables they really, really need to eat! But I always have the “green smoothie” option up my sleeve – the best cheat ever for “downing” more veg.  Here are a couple of my absolute favourites.  The first one is a super-light option, the second one is more filling and the third is a perfect pre-training option as the addition of caffeine, from matcha, will give you a pre-training boost without the post-training “jitters”.

Spinach, Lime & Ginger – Serves 1

1 ripe pear, chopped

Large handful parsley

Large handful spinach

½ small cucumber, peeled

½ tsp. wheatgrass

1tsp. spirulina or chlorella

Juice from 1 lime

1 stick of celery, sliced

4 small florets broccoli or handful kale (approx 35g)

Thumb-size piece root ginger (peeled & sliced)

tiny pinch of sea-salt

100ml coconut water

Blend everything in a high speed blender for around 60 seconds or until you have a perfectly smooth glossy-green liquid.  Add ice to the blender if you want your smoothie super-cold!

 

Avocado, Tahini & Mint – Serves 1

½ avocado, prepped & chopped

Large handful mint

2 handfuls spinach

½ small cucumber, peeled

1 stick celery, chopped

1tsp. spirulina or chlorella

80g pineapple chunks

1 dsp. tahini

tiny pinch of sea-salt

100ml coconut water

Blend everything in a high speed blender for around 60 seconds or until you have a perfectly smooth glossy-green liquid.  Add ice to the blender if you want your smoothie super-cold!

 

Matcha Workout Booster – Serves 1

1 avocado, prepped & chopped

2 handfuls spinach

1 dsp. tahini

½ tsp. matcha

 

1 small, ripe pear

1 tbsp. lime juice

tiny pinch of sea-salt

100ml coconut water

Blend everything in a high speed blender for around 60 seconds or until you have a perfectly smooth glossy-green liquid.  Add ice to the blender if you want your smoothie super-cold!