I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of this smoothie. I love the vibrant green color, but I still remember needing some convincing the first time I was presented with a green smoothie. I remember thinking, “Who makes a fruit smoothie that is green, and how can it actually taste good?” Luckily I discovered that the majority of them are pretty tasty. This one is no exception, it has a very light and fresh taste, no doubt from the citrus. It also has a bit of a zing, thanks to the ginger.
I actually came across this recipe after I was trying to juice some fruit and vegetables for breakfast and thought I’d burned out our juicer, so I decided to improvise. That’s how this smoothie came to be. And I must say, I’m glad it did.
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 thumb-sized knob of ginger
- 1 large banana, frozen*
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 1/2 cup plain kefir or yogurt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- *You can dice your banana the night before and freeze it in a ziplock bag, you can also freeze multiple bananas at one time, but put them in separate bags so they don't freeze into a huge lump. If you use an unfrozen banana you can add 1/2-1 cup of ice to make it colder.