Post-surf and snowboard green smoothies

There’s a lot lot of hype around green smoothies lately and for good reason. The difference between a smoothie and a juice is that a smoothie retains all its fibre! Our weapon of choice to create these concoctions are the Vitamix and The NutriBullet. The NutriBullet is small so great for travelers, but the old blender will do the trick too.

Try for 50% nutritious leafy greens or veggies like kale and spinach and 50% fruit. Then add your water. If you like your smoothies thick, add less water.

Green smoothie

We don’t use a strict recipe, but here’s a recipe good for beginner smoothie makers. It’s most likely that the more smoothies you have on a regular basis, the less fruit you’ll need to include because you’ll get use to the taste.

For now try:

  • 1 handful of kale,
  • 1 handful of spinach,
  • 1 small banana,
  • 1 fresh date (more if you like your smoothie sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon of cocau powder,
  • 3 brazil nuts
  • A dash of cinnamon.
  • 1 and a half cups of water

You can really create your own green smoothie with whatever you have in the fridge! There really are no rules.

TIP: It’s highly likely that your smoothie will send you to the toilet for a cleanse – in a healthy way, which is why we suggest if you’re going for a surf you should probably have your green smoothie post-surf or at least in your break, same goes if you’re going for a snowboard session!
If you’re getting up early and don’t want to prepare a smoothie in the morning, just create one the night before.

Happy blending!

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If you have smoothie recipes that you love to make, pre or post shred session,  feel free to leave the recipes below.

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