When we had our juice bar in Melbourne this was the first smoothie we had on our menu. I, arrogantly, named it after my position in the company. It's simple, tasty and nutritious. I'd drink it every week.
Spinach in a smoothie is the gateway to a new diet. It's almost flavourless but your body is exposed to so many nutrients. It contains fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. It's no wonder spinach is anti-ageing and a rich source of antioxidants.
Similarly nutritious are berries. These powerful fruits, regardless of variety, are renowned for their antioxidant properties. They fight the pathogens that lead to ageing and disease. Some varieties, like blueberries, even sharpen the mind. Providing focus and mental energy to knock things off your to do list.
We round out the recipe with almond milk, dates and pumpkin seeds. The latter is our plant protein of choice for this recipe. The protein will keep you full, increase metabolism, balance hormones and tone that tummy.
The only criticism of this recipe that we'll accept is the colour. Because spinach is so rich in green chlorophyll and berries in red flavonoids, you get a competitive clash. If your snap doesn't look Instagram worthy, you've nailed it.
The Boss Smoothie Recipe
- Takes 3 minutes
- Makes 2 servings
- Almond milk - 2 cups (500ml)
- Ice - 1/2 cup (small handful)
- Mixed frozen berries - 1 1/2 cup
- Spinach - 3 cups (2 handfuls)
- Dates - 3
- Pumpkin seeds - 3/4 cup
- Blend for 30 seconds
- Bonus points if you consume within the first 30 minutes of waking up