We associate St Patrick's Day with the colour green, and we are more than happy to embrace this colour as it has been all over interiors recently. What better time to enjoy this hue than now especially with the first day of spring just days away. We think this fresh yet vibrant smoothie recipe is perfect for today, and we love this recipe from Mira Manek, so read on and recreate this at home....

 

Morning Coco Green Smoothie

I absolutely love smoothies but I often find them quite heavy, especially when they contain too much banana, yoghurt or milk. So here is my morning smoothie, which uses coconut water as the base, blended with avocado, cucumber, spinach and date and pear to sweeten it. There are plenty of protein powders out there but I use the Sunwarrior Vanilla blend, because it contains vegan protein that is gluten free, dairy free, hypo-allergenic and contains a unique protein made up of 9 essential amino acids – and it has a touch of sweetness. I’ve added a large chunk of cucumber in this smoothie – it’s made up of 95% water and so helps keep the skin and body hydrated and is a great antioxidant, while avocado contains essential fats which help increase vitamin and mineral absorption, boost the immune system and add that glow. And of course the wonderful coconut water, such a great source of hydration and full of electrolytes and enzymes. And for that extra colour and nutrition boost, I’ve sprinkled hemp seeds and turmeric powder on top.

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sufar-free and vegan.

 

Ingredients | Makes 2 glasses

¼ cucumber, 90g
1 ripe pear
handful of spinach, 40g
½ a ripe avocado, 60g
2 teaspoons of sun warrior vanilla protein
1 date
juice of half a lime
cocounut water, 500ml

 

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture has a thin liquid consistency.

 

For more recipes head to miramanek.com or follow her on instagram at @miramanek.

Article by: EKBB