Raw Vegan Fruity Green Smoothie
2 cups tightly packed raw baby spinach
2 cups filtered water
1 peeled orange chopped roughly
1 apple cored, seeded and diced
1 cup fresh, frozen or tinned (in natural fruit juice) pineapple
1 cup red grapes
Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
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I try to include as many raw fruits and vegetables in my daily diet as I possibly can. I like to get all of the benefits of the phytochemicals which can boost health. Green smoothies literally changed my life, and I now start my morning with a different blend of greens every day.
If you are new to green smoothies and a little “green phobic”, this fruity green smoothie is a wonderful introduction to green smoothies. Trust me, this raw vegan green smoothie tastes just like a fruit smoothie. You would never know it contained handfuls of gorgeous green spinach. I choose raw baby spinach to make fruit smoothies for green smoothie newbies as it has such a mild flavour that is masked and hidden by fruits. This smoothie is a wonderful way for the whole family to sneak more greens into their bodies.
To this, I have added in some whole fruits. I like to throw in whole fruits instead of juices in order to boost the fibre content, which helps clean out the body and improve intestinal health. You can use any fruits you have in your kitchen to make delicious fruit green smoothies; but I have chosen some fruits that are known to have powerful anti-cancer properties.
I have also added ½ an avocado. I actually use a whole avocado, but this might not be for everyone. Avocados are my favourite way to thicken smoothies. They contain more potassium than bananas, without the high sugar content, and are also a good source of beta-carotene. But this smoothie tastes delicious without the avocado for those of you wanting to make this smoothie a bit more affordable.
Either way, this fruity green smoothie is delicious.