I am a total smoothie lover; but I am also quite particular about how I have my smoothies. In my opinion, the best smoothies have:
- Some form of greens
- Fruit, but no more than 1-2 servings (it’s surprisingly easy to go overboard!)
- A source of quality protein
- A source of fibre
- Healthy fat to make sure you’re not hungry 20 minutes later!
This green smoothie is perfect for after a hard training session - it’s quick, nutrient dense, filling, digests well and has all the right things to help your body recover. Best of all it tastes great!
Kiwifruit is a potent source of both vitamin C and fibre while the coconut water is rich in electrolytes to rehydrate your bod ASAP. Tahini is a great source of healthy fat that adds a great creamy flavour and chia seeds are rich in Omega 3’s, protein and fibre.
Last but not least, Go Good vanilla pea protein tastes great, blends really well and contains essential amino acids and quality protein to support lean muscle growth.
INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS
- Two big handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 small kiwifruit (I give it a wash and leave the skin on)
- ½ of a frozen banana
- 1 scoop Go Good vanilla pea protein
- A few ice cubes
- 1 heaped TBS tahini
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water (or regular water)
Blend in a high-speed blender and enjoy!
My top tip for smoothies in winter is don’t make them too cold or use raw veg - ice cold raw food can be a digestive nightmare, especially in the colder months! If I add veggies I always steam them before freezing and use room temperature liquid, no ice. This has worked an absolute treat for me and my sensitive tummy