I don't know about you but whenever I am very stressed I always come down with a horrible cold, or terrible infection or, on one memorable occasion, a boil on my head (how very Victorian of me!). I have been terribly overworked lately and with the kitchen in a state of demolition and being cooped up with two kids in the living room... Yup, back to the doctor I go.
To combat the stress I turned to the Vitamix and created my Green (Super) Power Smoothie. I literally felt the vitamins coursing through my veins and fighting off the infection Powerpuff Girls –style. Anything that bright green just gotta be good for you!
Sidebar: I received the oddest thing the other day - an avocado the size of a large Easter egg. No exaggeration, it was enormous. I used 1/4 of it in this smoothie and had enough left over for a huge batch of guacamole. The Avozilla avocado (available exclusively through Tesco) had vivid green flesh and a great buttery texture. Only problem is, once it's ripe it has to be used immediately so plan some avocado recipes in advance!
Vitamix Green Power Smoothie
2 sweet apples (Pink lady), cored and quartered
1 small avocado (or 1/4 of an Avozilla!)
1 cm (1/2) ginger, peeled and sliced
1/2 lemon, peeled
150g | 5.3oz spinach (or kale, hard central vein removed, chopped)
1-2 tbsp honey
Handful ice cubes or ice water
- Put all the ingredients in the Vitamix, in this order: ginger, apples, lemon, cucumber, avocado, honey and spinach.
- Turn the dial to speed 1 and start pulsing. Increase the speed gradually and use the tamper to push the spinach down.
- Stop the Vitamix and turn the dial to 'smoothies' if you prefer really smooth texture. You can add ice cubes or water to achieve the right consistency.