Super-Charged Plant-based Green Smoothie

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

What did I get for my birthday? A watch, earrings, new dress, was I taken out to dinner?

No to all of the above - I got an Optimum 9200a - I know!!! - how jealous are you??

For those of you not in the know ( and to be frank ..... who is frank?? - I hadn't heard of it ) it is not the latest offering from Ann Summer but a blender which is claiming to be a rival to the Vitamix, which I have dreamed of owning.

I can now make hummus, smoothies, nut butters, nut milks, spreads ...... the possibilities appear endless.

My last blender was a good enough one but I burnt the motor out trying to make nicecream ( ice cream you just make with bananas ) all the Intagrammers made it look so simple....and so delicious - I will fill you in on that on another post.

Back to my new present. What to make first? I try to follow Dr Greger's Daily Dozen

challenge - there is information in the link and there is also an app, which is what I prefer.

So, new toy, makes smoothies, how many of my Daily Dozen can I cram into one smoothie?

Super-Charged Green Smoothie:

  • 1 Green Apple

  • 1 Carrot

  • 6 Strawberries

  • 1 Banana

  • 60g Spinach

  • Thumb of fresh Ginger

  • 1 tbsp Flax Seeds

  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds

  • 300ml Coconut Milk

ok, hands up, I forgot to take a picture until I had almost finished it!

I have not done the smoothie justice with the dreadful image above, for which I apologise, in my haste to post about my new friend - The Optimum 9200a - I started guzzling down the smoothie before I realised you might want to see what it turned out like??? Just a thought!!! It did look like the caption picture in the jug and it was delicious!

Tomorrow's smoothie will feature a frozen banana because it wasn't quite as cold as I would have liked it, I am going to throw in some cooked beans or chick peas and a handful of nuts so that I can cross off another few items on my Daily Dozen.

All in all I am amazed at how the Optimum smashed the stuff to bits in under 30 seconds.

So I am sorry Innocent but I won't be buying your plastic-bottled smoothies anymore (even though they are delicious!)



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