Drink-Your-Greens smoothie

Getting your five serves of fruit and vegetables a day just got a whole lot easier. Unlike a juice, this smoothie keeps all the fibre intact, and with less fruit than vegetables, it keeps sugar levels to a minimum.

You'll need

1 avocado, coarsely chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped 1 banana, coarsely chopped Flesh of 1 young coconut, plus 200ml coconut water 1½ cups (firmly packed) English spinach 1 cup (firmly packed) mint 1 tbsp matcha powder (see note), plus extra to serve 1½ cups ice cubes Juice of 1 lime, plus extra wedges, to serve


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  • Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into tall glasses, dust with extra matcha powder and serve with lime wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Additional Notes

Matcha, a powdered green tea, is available from health-food shops and specialist tea shops.

Featured in

Feb 2017

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