Hi everyone! Sorry I’m a little late with last weeks post. I’ve been working on perfecting my earl grey peaches and cream recipe, however it’s still not quite where I want it to be. Tropical green smoothie has therefore jumped in to save the day. Thank goodness!
As I write this, it actually clicked that I haven’t even posted a single smoothie recipe yet. What??!!! Surely not! That is completely wacko as smoothies (particularly green ones), have been such a huge part of Fred’s, and my, daily routine for the past 5 years. (Since I met the beautiful Josefine Jäger and since we both read Victoria Boutenko’s ‘Green for life’, to be exact). I’m pretty sure this lack of attention to smoothies is because since launching my blog, I have been trying to challenge myself by doing completely new and different things. This has been great and I have been learning loads however, sometimes it's not always the best answer to take on overly complicated things. Sometimes it's better to go with the simple solution right in front of your nose – or on your nose, in my case, in a bright green blob. Ha! In any case, that is what I have done this week while earl grey peaches and cream has some more time to develop. This means you’ll get a taste of what I’ve been having for breakfast lately =)
I want go over all the ingredients in this recipe, however it's passionfruit season in New Zealand and I am currently in love with this beautiful fruits refreshing flavour and unique texture. If it's not passionfruit season where you are, simply garnish instead with your favourite superfoods.
I also have a sweet spot for coriander/cilantro which I know, is not everyones cup of tea. If this is you, just up the amount of leafy greens.
On a photography note, these pictures I shot last week using my new 100mm Canon macro lens (it was the first time ever actually!). I'm really amazed by the differences in the picture quality and detail. Previously I had been using a 24-70mm lens, which came with my camera (I use a Canon EOS 6D). Anyway, I hope you like the pictures and the recipe - have a great week! xo
tropical green smoothie
Makes 1 large or 2 smaller glasses
- 1 large handful of spinach or other dark leafy greens
- 1 handful of coriander/cilantro*
- 1/2 mango
- 1 large grapefruit or orange
- 5 cm piece of cucumber
- 1 passionfruit
- 2-3 cm chunk of ginger
- pinch of sea salt
Blend all ingredients, excluding the passionfruit, in a high speed blender. I find that the citrus and cucumber gives enough liquid to get the smoothie going, however you may need to add some filtered water (or if you prefer a thinner consistency).
Stir in passionfruit for an exciting texture.
* If you don't have an affinity for coriander/cilantro, simply increase the amount of greens.
Drink or slurp mindfully and enjoy!