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27 Smoothies - Your Week 3 Gameplan

Huge congratulations if you've got through our first two weeks. And no judgement if you've dropped the ball a few times but still persevering into week three.

This week sees us recycle a few recipes, but mostly, they're originals. Looking for some Facebook feedback on what hit's the spot and what doesn't. 

I can't imagine too much opposition to the Snickers smoothie.

Ok, let's get into it.

Week 3 Shopping List:

Fresh Ingredients:

  • Kale - 1-2 handfuls
  • Spinach - 600g
  • Mint leaves - 1 handful (1/2 bunch)
  • Lemon - 1
  • Green apple - 1
  • Bananas - 12
  • Frozen blueberries - 2 cups
  • Almond milk - 1 1/2 Litres
  • Coconut water - 1 1/2 cups

Pantry Ingredients (you already have some of these):

  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sea salt
  • Coffee
  • Pitted dates
  • Raw honey / maple syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Rolled oats - 2/3 cup
  • Pumpkin seeds - 2 cups
  • Vanilla paste or extract
  • Walnuts - 2/3 cup
  • Raw almonds - 500g

Onto the recipes. 

Day 15 - Sunday - Magnesium Mood Elevator

Magnesium is an essential mineral that most of us are deficient in. If you sleep poorly, feel lethargic, get muscle spasms, have high blood pressure or feel unusually anxious and depressed then look at your magnesium consumption.

You can take supplements or hammer this smoothie into you a few days in a row. We've got together some of the most magnesium dense plants and combine them into one chocolate delicious.

Hopefully you sleep like a baby and feel fresher during the day.

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas - 2
  • Kale - 1-2 handfuls
  • Pumpkin seeds - ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tablespoons
  • Pitted dates - 3
  • Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Ice - handful
  • Almond milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

Day 16 - Monday - John Lemon

Imagine all the health benefits of eating a lemon, without having to eat one. 

You're improving your internal pH and loading up on vitamin C and fibre, all of which leads to preventing sickness. The vanilla, dates, coconut water combo should help turn the sourness into lemon meringue.

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas - 2
  • Lemon, peeled - 1
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Walnuts - 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla paste/extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Pitted dates - 3
  • Ice - handful
  • Coconut water - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

Day 17 - Tuesday - Danny Green

Our first recipe recycle is the Danny Boy. You can nearly skip brushing your teeth with this minty freshness. 

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas - 2
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Mint leaves - 1 handful (1/2 bunch)
  • Pumpkin seeds - ½ cup
  • Pitted dates - 3
  • Ice - handful
  • Almond Milk - 1 ½ cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

Day 18 - Wednesday - Energiser Bunny

Time for another coffee smoothie. Thursday will be a breeze with this treat.

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas - 2
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Rolled oats - 2/3 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Pitted dates - 3
  • Ice - handful
  • Cold coffee - 1 1/2 cups (eg cold brew, filtered coffee or 2 shots of espresso plus water)
  • Almond milk - 1 cup

Method

  • Make a strong serving or two of your favourite coffee, then add it to the blender jug - should be 1 1/2 cups of total liquid
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit or ice

Day 19 - Thursday - American Pie

Jason Biggs probably isn't the best visual here but we couldn't resist.

We're making sweet American apple pie. In a blender. Without sugar or warm pastry... Ok, so it's not quite apple pie but it's dang healthy and hits the spot. An apple a day...

Ingredients

  • Green apple - 1
  • Frozen bananas - 1 1/2
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Pumpkin seeds - ⅔ cup
  • Vanilla paste/extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt - pinch
  • Pitted dates - 3
  • Ice - handful
  • Almond milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

Day 20 - Friday - Almond Brothers Band

Not exactly sure who the Allman Brothers are but I'm sure they play some sweet tunes. It was the best pun I could find.

Nevertheless, almonds are superfoods. Have you ever looked up their nutritional profile? It's off the charts. Huge doses of vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. Plus they're so tasty.

Ingredients

  • Frozen blueberries - 2 cups
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Raw almonds - 1 cup
  • Vanilla paste / extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Raw honey / maple syrup - 1 tablespoon
  • Ice - handful
  • Almond milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

Day 21 - Saturday - Snickers Smoothie

It's Saturday so you enjoy a clean treat. And it doesn't get much better than a Snickers for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • Frozen banana - 2
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Raw almonds - 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tablespoons 
  • Peanut butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Ice - handful 
  • Almond milk - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

  • Blend until creamy
  • If it's too thick, add a splash of water
  • If it's too thin, add some more fruit

About James

I co-founded Green Press in 2013. I grew up in Alice Springs, the Australian outback, with absolutely no understanding of what healthy food is. Mum...




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