There’s no chore in eating your vegetables with this fresh and creamy, subtly sweet, power drink
Recipe and words Rachel Grunwell. Photography and styling Aimee Finlay-Magne
Spinach grows like a weed in my garden most of the year. I hack it back regularly when I make salads or smoothies. I love nothing more than a green smoothie post teaching yoga. This one is so full of goodness with all its antioxidants and nutrients – helping us to feel (and look) great.
My kids love this smoothie without any bribery because of the sweetness of the pear. They guzzle it back like mini Popeye chaps. I hope you too get a kick out of this smoothie’s “super powers”.
Greens in a Cup
250ml coconut water
4 medium spinach leaves
½ chopped pear (bosc variety, remove pips)
½ an avocado
4 cubes ice
1 tablespoon coriander
2 mint leaves
Wash the greens under water. Then place everything in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into a glass and savour.
Rachel is a mum, marathoner, writer and yoga teacher. For more from Rachel, visit inspiredhealth.co.nz