If you want to add greens to your smoothie, but are put off by the colour, then I have the answer for you – frozen blueberries or frozen blackcurrants. It really is that simple.
When berries are frozen, their water content expands as it turns to ice breaking open the cell walls which contain the deep purple anthocyanin antioxidants, this is a win win, the phytonutrients become more available so we receive more nutritional benefit, and the deep purple disguises a multitude of colour sins in your smoothie!
[For example, hemp protein which can turn a smoothie a kind of murky brown green]
In this smoothie I have added Super Greens powder from BodyMe, this is a mix of spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and barley grass as well as a handful of fresh spinach.
Gingery Blueberry Green Smoothie
1 cup blueberries
1 handful organic spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 small chunk of ginger
2 brazil nuts
1/2 tsp of spirulina
Throw all the ingredients into a high power blender and blend until smooth. Last and add more ginger or coconut water to reach your desired taste and consistency.