[tweetmeme source=”VeganChickie”] I have my doubts about adding berries to green smoothies, I’ve read that adding berries to green smoothies is a great way to convince kids to give them a try because they change the colour from a frightening green to a much more appetising purple, but in my experience, as soon as I add the greens, my smoothie goes from beautiful purple to a very uninspired brownish-black sludge (yum, right?). If you can ignore the colour, this spinach, berry mixture is my favourite smoothie combo, it might be best to drink it out of a covered cup though so that you don’t have to see the colour! It might be a matter of simply adding more berries to get a better colour. If you manage to get a purple green smoothie, let me know, I’d love to hear your secret.

Spinach & Berry Smoothie


3 handfuls spinach leaves
1 banana, peeled
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen berries
1 peach, pit removed
1/2 cup water
1 tbs chia seeds (optional)


1. Place your fruit in the blender, add water and blend until smooth, add your ‘greens’ and blend again until smooth. Add your chia seeds and blend until they are mixed through. Serve.

Amounts above will be enough for 2 smoothies.

NOTE: The amount of water you use will depend on how thick you like your smoothie, I just use enough to get the blender going nice and fast, if you like your mixture to be less thick, add more water.


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