A classic green smoothie is hard to beat. So this recipe really should be a staple in your home. It is creamy and delicious, packed with all the goodness you need to kick off a sunny day. Using bananas as the base for your smoothie adds bulk and guarantees creaminess. I really love the addition of barley grass juice powder to my smoothies because it gives it the obvious green colour, but more importantly it is absolutely packed with nutrients. Because it is a powder made from the juice of barley grass, the taste is very subtle. If you are struggling with the taste or fiber from baby spinach or kale in your smoothies I would highly recommend giving barley grass juice powder a try in you classic green smoothie. (I like this brand).
The addition of orange and kiwi just gives it a slight depth of flavour I enjoy very much and gives it an extra boost of vitamin C. And chia seeds are there for the much needed overt fats and omega 3. If you struggle to stay satiated from smoothies, try adding chia seeds or ground flax seeds to your smoothies.
Feel free to add or remove any ingredients. After all, smoothies are very versatile. Dates are great to add for extra sweetness if that is what you prefer.
This is a classic green smoothie that should be a staple in your home. It is creamy and delicious; an all round nutritious and satisfying meal.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 kiwi
- 1 fresh orange or juiced
- 1 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 250 mL water
Shove everything into a high speed blender and blend until smooth