Summer is coming! It’s nearly here. You know how I can tell? The bros and the ladies are hitting the gym hard core. The weights area is packed and there’s a lot of admiring in the mirror. We get it! You want to be ready for bikini season – now stop strutting around the gym!
I’m trying to take a healthier approach to life by eating consciously and moving a bit more.
Part of my new weekly routine is prepping healthy snacks and breakfasts like Macadamia Granola and fruit salads. And grab and go meals for during the week like Thai Pumpkin Soup and salads in Mason Jars.
Pinterest is an awesome source of inspiration for new recipes and I’ve been pinning like a woman possessed to my Healthy Eating board. I’ve been pinning lots of healthy smoothies and juices and with Summer it’s time to pull out my Breville blender.
I took inspiration from All things G & D and her recipe for A month’s worth of green smoothies.
I found the recipe is more of a blended juice, rather than a smoothie. I think of smoothies as being more milk based. I made only minor changes to make the serving size for one and added an extra ingredient. Full credit goes to Dusty.
- ½ cup chopped kale or baby kale, firmly packed
- ¼ cup chopped parsley, loosely packed
- ½ banana, peeled and chopped
- ½ pink lady apple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup cold water
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- Add all prepared ingredients into a blender. Blend on high 1 minute or until smooth.
Recipe can be prepared and stored in zip lock bags in the freezer.
If you are making the juice fresh, you can add ice to chill.
You will need a high powered blender to cut through the ingredients smoothly.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can prep all the ingredients in advance and freeze individual portions in zip lock bags. You just add the liquids at the time of blending. This will save you HEAPS of time in the morning and it’s really great way to use up the fruits and vegetables. Because who can eat a whole bunch of parsley before it goes bad? Nobody.
Also, when the ingredients are frozen you don’t need to add any extra ice = Win! I put away about 8 zip lock bags in the freezer and, as you can see, when stored flat they don’t take up too much room in my tiny freezer.
What’s your favourite summer juice or smoothie recipe?