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Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

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Rise and shine! A super pretty, super tasty, super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie with chia seeds and fragrant lime.

In the winter, when early morning as usually dark, quiet and cold,  I long for comforting, warming oats with stewed fruit, nut butters and fragrant spices; or hearty, saucy eggs served with thickly sliced bread. And then, there are also those days when all I crave are bright smoothies, filled with all the goodness and freshness, served in big round glasses. Sometimes they are dark pink or pale yellow, most often though they are green: pale and smooth or deep emerald, thick and frothy.

Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

I change the fruit and vegetables depending on what’s available and what I feel like, but almost always, there’s some ginger and kale in there. I always have both in hand, as I love ginger’s peppery taste and intense aroma and kale’s dark green colour, slightly bitter taste and lovely texture.  This super green, super tasty version was concocted with the help of my sister, using some of our favourite bauties: kale and ginger of course, buttery soft avocado, a crunchy red apple and an almost black banana for sweetness,  a good squeeze or fragrant lime (I go through periods of utter obsession with lime, much like with other things, but citruses have a tendency to constantly make me swoon) and a sprinkle of chia seeds.

Blend blend blend with water, serve and drink immediately, preferably standing in a dim kitchen, watching the morning light grow a little stronger minute by the minute- I swear this smoothie makes everything just a little brighter.

Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

Super green avocado, kale & ginger smoothie

WHAT

(serves 2)

1/2 ripe avocado

1 ripe banana

1 red apple, washed, cored & cubed

60g kale, washed, chopped, hard stems removed

10g ginger (1 thumb), peeled

1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds

juice from 1/2 lim

3 cups water

HOW

  1. Place everything in a blender and whizz until smooth.
  2. Pour into two large glasses and drink up.

 

My favourite green smoothie

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Delicious and refreshing, filled with green veggies, apple, ginger and turmeric, this is a winner all around.

My favourite green smoothie

A few days ago, it was all about salted caramel sauce. Today it’s about my favourite green smoothie. But really, honestly, essentially, it’s all about balance. It really is.

Αs beguiled I am with chocolate and butter (there’s few things as satisfying as a big fat chunk of dark chocolate or thick layer of french or irish butter on crusty bread, topped with a pinch of fleur de sel) I also LOVE green smoothies. Using a blender is apparently better than a juicer, as more fiber is retained, keep them on the thick side and enjoy them profoundly every time. I love how refreshing they are, I love that I can taste every single ingredient and I am crazy about their beautiful colour. [READ MORE]

Beet, grape, berry & turmeric smoothie

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I hate Mondays. I hate them with a teenager’s ferocity, passion and stubbornness. The weekend usually seems too short and by Sunday night, I often feel less than ready to face the week ahead.

But Monday comes, always, and with it the promise of a new week and the possibility to make it as pretty and exciting as you please. It is Monday and it is a new week, and it is up to us to make them count, right? And it all starts with a good breakfast. [READ MORE]