Deliciously creamy and refreshing I love this green smoothie. Ideal for a breakfast on the go or pre / post workout treat. The coconut water provides essential electrolytes while the greens are alkalising and rich in essential phytonutrients and minerals. Smoothies are also an easy way to sneak in some more superfoods too. The addition of the cacao nibs is optional but does add a wonderful crunch and flavour to the smoothie.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 5 minutes
Serves – 1
What’s good about it?
Adding chlorella is a great way to pack in protein and antioxidants. It is also a source of Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium to keep you energised.
- Put all the ingredients, except half the cacao nibs and the ice into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add the ice and reserved cacao nibs and blend once more to retain some texture.
- Serve immediately.
Did You Know?
Coconut water is a great hydrating drink – being a source of electrolytes potassium, sodium and magnesium it can refresh you quickly making it ideal after a workout
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 mint sprig
1/2 tsp chlorella
Handful baby spinach
1/4 cucumber, chopped
¼ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
200ml/7fl oz/scant 1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs or chocolate chips
8 ice cubes