If you don't like salad or anything green, please look away!
Anyways, OMG. This recipe can be done with eyes blindfolded, haha, just saying but please don't make such attempt.
First thing's first, you need a blender to make magic. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!
INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass) 2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt. 1 cup of sliced or diced frozen mango* 1 frozen banana* 3/4 cup milk** 1 - 1 1/2 cup of loose spinach leaves (do not compress them) *If you have fresh ones, by all means, use them! I would use 2 fresh mangoes and remove the pip. **any milk of your choice
OPTIONAL : add 1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.
And if you like coconut water like I do, you can add a dash into it as well.
It's so easy, I'm not joking. Just chuck (or gracefully place) all of the ingredients into the blender and blend them till smooth, or desired texture. I normally top up more spinach leaves because I'm spinach cray cray... and I wanted my smoothie to be in a deep colour of green.
A good tip is to make a tub full of green smoothie goodness (it will generally last about a week), ready to go for breakfast the next morning. Often times, I just drink it or eat with berries and muesli.
HOW TO MAKE AN OMBRE SMOOTHIE DRINK :
- You need a lot of patience. Like 2-3 hours worth of waiting around for each layer of smoothie to freeze up.
- My tip is to create a jug of dark shade of green smoothie to start with. Fill up 4-5 different shades of green in separate glasses (or go crazy with as many shades), add 1-2 spoonful of plain yoghurt each time to the green smoothie.
- Stir well before pouring them into the bottle or glassware.
- Allow each layer to semi-freeze before adding another layer.
Have fun + stay healthy! Weee...