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The new craze of vegetable smoothies

Want to try and add more healthy options into your life, why not try a vegetable smoothie? All you need to do is combine them with a little dash of yogurt and a handful of fruit and the flavour is simply delicious! 

Fresh….sweet….with a rich texture! 

Let’s start with our favourite vegetable, SPINACH! 

Ingredients:

A handful of spinach: You can use either baby spinach or standard. If you use standard, chop it into pieces first.

1 green apple: The key to a great spinach smoothie! A green apple brings a great sweet tart flavor.

1 banana: Use at room temperature.

1 teaspoon of maple syrup: This will make it a little sweeter.

Ice: A hefty quantity of ice helps add texture and body.

Water: Just a little water and you can blend it right up!

What are the benefits of Spinach?

  • High in calcium (considerably more than other vegetables)
  • Very high in Vitamin K and Vitamin A
  • Low in calories 

Nexts let’s look at this crazy vegetable CARROT!

Ingredients:

1 large carrot: Your main ingredient. You might need to use two depending on the size.

1 apple: Apple adds texture and sweetness, and blends perfectly with carrots.

1 banana: Use at room temperature.

A handful of frozen pineapple or mango pieces: This one needs to be frozen to get the right texture! 

½ a cup of orange juice: Using citrus juice brings out just the right amount of favour in the recipe. 

Add ½  of a cup of greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is packed with protein so this is a great one to add in.

Ice: Ice makes a fluffy texture that’s deliciously satisfying.

What are the benefits of Carrot?

  • High in fiber
  • Low in calories 
  • High in Vitamins A, C, K and potassium
  • Beneficial in lowering cholesterol and good eye health

Nexts let’s look at our next vegetable, CUCUMBER!

Ingredients:

⅓ of a cucumber: make sure it is peeled.

1 banana: Use at room temperature.

A handful of frozen pineapple: This is crucial to add sweetness.

A handful of spinach: This will make it lovely and green!

Add ½  of a cup of greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is packed with protein so this is a great one to add in.

Ice: Ice makes a fluffy texture that’s deliciously satisfying.

A tablespoon of lime or lemon juice: It will enhance the flavour.

What are the benefits of Cucumber?

  • High in Vitamin K, C and potassium
  • Low in calories 
  • Contains antioxidants and micronutrients

We are excited for you to try out these recipes! Good luck and remember that it is often trial and error with quantities as each person will prefer it their own way. Get experimenting and impress your visitors with fresh vegetable smoothies all year round! At Willowbrook foods you can source vegetables such as Spinach, Carrot and Cucumber. Knowing where your food comes from is super important. Find out more about our tasty and nutritious vegetables here.

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