A week of green smoothies: St Patrick’s Day Inspiration

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A week of smoothies

Tomorrow (17th March) is St Patrick’s Day, and I’m making a pledge to eat GREEN tomorrow! I’ve even got a green recipe for Monday Cake Swap (an institution in my world 🙂 ).

I think I’ll probably start my day with a green smoothie, or I could have spinach oats 🙂 I’ve got a new jar of matcha or some spirulina.

My lunch will probably be a green salad – perhaps with some green eggs (and ham 🙂 ) or pumpkin seeds.

And Dinner – hmm – more green eggs? HELP ME OUT WITH IDEAS 🙂

So here we have 5 smoothies that I started each day with last week – some were better than others 🙂

  • Mmm…Monday’s smoothie was grape and rambutan – do you know this funny little fruit?  It was quite fun.  I added in a handful of spinach, vanilla protein powder and spirulina and lucuma.
  • Tuesday – My Nan bought me some raspberries so I had a banana and raspberry smoothie, again with vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, spinach and spirulina.
  • Wednesday – oh dear, Wednesday.  It looked so good when I put it in the blender.  I decided that I didn’t want to rely so much on protein powder, and focus more on REAL FOODS so I bought some cottage cheese for protein.  The fruit was mango and raspberries.  I ran out of spinach, so I threw in some chard.  I added oats for substance and some spirulina for colour.
mango, raspberry, oats, chard,

smoothie

  • you see the slightly greeny-grey smoothie above – this was it.  The chard didn’t break down so it was a bit lumpy (no one likes to chew a smoothie) the cottage cheese overpowered the fruit and the oats (which I forgot to soak) added a grainy-ness.  Not my finest moment!
  • Thursday I was in a bit of a rush – I woke up late and had to dash for the coach to work.  I forgot the recipe I had planned – and I hadn’t done quite enough prep! It comprised of strawberries (not enough), mango, spinach, spirulina and lucuma.  It was small and not very tasty.  I was meant to add coconut milk powder – but I forgot 😦
  • Friday made up for it all though – This was a seriously YUMMY smoothie! Banana and mango with kefir (natural/plain), spinach spirulina and lucuma.  Mmm…that was probably my favourite of the week – perhaps after Monday’s grape and rambutan – that was good too!

What are you planning for St Patrick’s Day?  Got any green dinner ideas?  What is your favourite smoothie recipe?

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4 thoughts on “A week of green smoothies: St Patrick’s Day Inspiration

  1. paulettemotzko March 16, 2014 at 8:17 am Reply
  2. paulettemotzko March 16, 2014 at 8:18 am Reply

    Really inventive and healthy idea. I shared it on my blog.

    Polly Motzko

    • Emily Hawkes March 16, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

      Thanks Polly 🙂

      • paulettemotzko March 16, 2014 at 9:29 am

        You are so welcome Emily. We will make people healthier for Saint paddys instead of drinking beer.

        Polly Motzko

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