If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know I love smoothies. Through the years, I’ve made a pear and cinnamon smoothie, a strawberry smoothie and a berries and cocoa smoothie, which is still my favorite one. Jamie has a smoothie for every taste in his book, a really sweet one, a very green one, a sour one and I had to test them all. These smoothies are super easy for breakfast and take minutes to prepare. Let’s dig in!
This smoothie was a first for me, because it’s green. I usually like to make fruit smoothies and this is the right way to ease yourself in the world of smoothies. If you’d like to take it to the next level though, you have to try adding greens in the mix.
Jamie’s green super smoothie has only four ingredients: spinach, banana, lime juice and apple juice. Put it in a blender and let it run until you have a very green smoothie. Then make your “there is no way I am drinking that!” face, close your eyes and drink. I have to be honest, it wasn’t easy. I didn’t want to drink it. It was too green for me, but in the end it wasn’t too bad. It tasted OK, not like my favorite strawberry smoothie of course, but that was expected. It was a super healthy way to start my day. Will I make it again? One day when I feel adventurous enough. Not tomorrow though..
Blueberries is my most used ingredient in smoothies and my favorite one. I buy a cheap frozen pack from the supermarket after my workout (sadly I don’t own a freezer) and I make myself a refreshing smoothie in seconds.
Jamie’s version of a blueberry smoothie requires frozen blueberries, pears and apple saft. I thought that the pears would make this smoothie too sweet, but I was wrong. This was a light and fresh smoothie, not too sweet, not too sour, just perfect.
Jamie’s orange smoothie has ginger, orange juice, lime juice, a carrot and a mango inside. It’s definitely a sour smoothie where you can taste the ginger. I am not sure how I feel about ginger. I am not used to eating it. It’s one of the ingredients I learned about in Norway and had never tasted before raw. I had actually only tasted it with sushi, which is a completely different experience. Now, I’ve started adding a bit of ginger here and there in my soups, but still the taste of fresh raw ginger in my smoothie was strange. Otherwise, this was a smoothie packed with vitamins.
The last smoothie in Jamie’s book is an energy filled smoothie with bananas, almonds, milk and honey. Because I grown to dislike overly sweet things, I decide to omit the honey from my smoothie (plus this is a smoothie full of calories and adding the honey felt a bit too much for me). There’s not much more to say about this smoothie. Almonds and bananas go very well together and I could see myself drinking one of these each morning to kickstart my day.
Have you ever tried a green smoothie? Was it mentally easy to drink it? Maybe I am exaggerating a bit, I don’t know..