I finally bit the bullet and bought the, ahem, NutriBullet (see what I did there. Yo) a few months ago and and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love it. It makes making smoothies a doddle. Seriously. As easy and get, set and whiz. (Of course a blender will do the job just as well, but hey I’m a little bit in love, therefore allowed to gush. Sigh.)
So I thought why don’t I post a quick green-smoothie recipe while I’m getting the quince-lamb-curry recipe sorted in my head (what? It’s a process. It takes time. You can’t force it. Ahem).
Now I know most people look at green smoothies and go eewww, but I promise this one tastes awesome, is chockablock full of nutrients, and so so good for you. What’s not to love.
Still not convinced? All I’ll say is, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Give it a go. And prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Yo.
Spinach leaves, a handful or so, rinsed well.
Curly Kale, one big leaf, again, rinsed well.
Coriander, a handful, yep, rinsed well.
2 fresh dates, pitted.
1 fresh apricot. Remember to take the stone out. (You guys have no idea how hard it was to not write “stoned” next to apricot, up there. Such self control. Wah. :P)
Blueberries, handful or so again. By this time you know we’re washing everything that goes in this, right? Good.
1 inch piece of ginger.
1/2 inch piece of fresh turmeric root.
5 walnuts, shelled, obviously.
2 teaspoons of mixed seeds. Loving hemp, sesame and pumpkin seeds these days.
1 teaspoon of Maca powder. New super super food.
1 teaspoon flaxseeds.
All you need to do is put everything into your NutriBullet/ blender cup, starting with the greens, and topping everything off with water — only upto the max line. Plug it in. Whiz for around 20-30 secs. Pour into a tall glass. Stick in a straw. I told you so.