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Drink-Your-Greens smoothie

This smoothie makes getting your daily five serves of fruit and vegetables a whole lot easier.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins preparation
Drink-Your-Greens smoothie
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Main
  • 1
    Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into tall glasses, dust with extra matcha powder and serve with lime wedges.

Notes

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