Everyone needs a fabulous green smoothie in their lives. This sweet but healthy smoothie packs in plenty of nutritious ingredients, such as spinach, flaxseeds and banana, with an optional spoonful of matcha powder for a natural energy boost.
Prep: 5 minutes
- 1 cup milk of your choice (we used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp matcha powder (optional)
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- 1 small ripe banana
- handful of spinach
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Pour the milk into a blender then add the ground flaxseed, matcha powder (if using), and the cinnamon.
- Add the remaining ingredients then blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass/bottle, and serve.
Is it OK to make a smoothie the day before or should I drink it straight away? Enjoying it immediately is the healthier option as everything is fresh, but a pre-prepped smoothie is a far better choice than a muffin or croissant on the way to work. If you do make it the night before you might notice that the flavors change (depending on the ingredients), but many people prefer a slightly earthier taste. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice will help prevent oxidation and stop it going brown. Always cover or store it in a sealed jar in the fridge to preserve the nutrients as much as possible. An easier option, if you know you’re going to be short of time is to prepare the fruit and veg in advance and freeze immediately in portion-sized bags. In the morning tip the frozen ingredients into the blender with your liquid and whizz.