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Some of you may think this is taking things a bit too far – I know my boyfriend does – but there are only so many healthy living blogs you can read without thinking you should at least try a green smoothie. So, about a week ago I made a pineapple and kale smoothie.

I wouldn’t recommend it. I had to treat myself to a very strong coffee to get over the experience!

You’d have thought that would be enough to put me off trying any more green smoothie recipes, but I don’t give up that easily. On Sunday morning, I made a banana, mango and spinach smoothie. My boyfriend begged me not to waste any more food on this crazy experiment but I did it anyway and luckily it was OK. Actually, it was surprisingly nice, so I thought I’d share the recipe in case anyone else fancies giving this green smoothie thing a try.

How to make it:

Take 1 banana, 1 mango and around 2 handfuls of spinach. Whizz them up with some filtered water (depending on how thick you like your smoothies). And there you go.

I didn’t bother taking a photo because it didn’t look all that appetising, but believe me, it tasted good. I’m going to browse some green smoothie sites to see if I can find some more recipes. Let me know if you have any good green smoothie recipes worth sharing.



Breakfast today was a lovely pear, blueberry, clove and ginger smoothie. Yep, I’m using cloves and ginger again!

Here’s how I made it:

1 pear

Around 125g of blueberries

4 cloves, ground

Root ginger, finely chopped

Put it all in the food processor and whizz it up. I added a handful of porridge oats and flaked almonds after I’d whizzed it up to add some texture and to slow down the absorption of the sugar from the fruit into my bloodstream.

A great start to the day and perfect for a pre-Pilates breakfast.