<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MJZB2C" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"></iframe>
PROFILE
Avatar Image
Log Out

Signature Green Smoothie

Exclusive on FMTV

Series: Food Matters Smoothie Recipes | Episode: 10 | Runtime: 3m 28s | Release date: 2016

This segment features: James Colquhoun.

Starting your morning with a green smoothie is an excellent way to feel reinvigorated, refreshed & ready to take on the day.

Serves: 1

Why it is good for you: 

Adding spinach, ‘the green element’, to your smoothie is a great way to get in those extra vitamins. High in vitamin A, C, E, K and bioavailable in iron, manganese, calcium and folate,  spinach is truly a powerhouse green that supports many functions of the body.

Discreet in flavor, the avocado in the smoothie is a little powerhouse on its own, and high in essential fatty acids (monounsaturated fats) a type of fat which is an integral cell function and synthesis of some important hormones. Not to mention, adding this fat into your smoothie helps you feel ‘fuller’ for longer and prevents those post-meal hunger pangs. 

We also wanted to say, "Fear not green smoothie newbies. This recipe does include bananas, cinnamon & dates for sweetness!". The combination of these ingredients makes for a delicious blend; not to mention all these ingredients are functional foods as well! Bananas are high in potassium and great for metabolic balance; cinnamon reduces blood pressure; and dates contain fiber!

Featuring:
James Colquhoun

MORE LESS

More From Food Matters Smoothie Recipes:

Comments / 174

Only members can leave comments.

This comment has been hidden.
Claudia Patten | 2 months, 1 week ago
Quick question . When I make this smoothie it turns out to be very thick so much so I need to eat it with a spoon. If I add more liquid it just ends up too much to get through. Any suggestions.
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Claudia! If you're finding your smoothies thinner than what you'd prefer, try to add unsweetened milk bit by bit. This will help your smoothie stay thin enough to sip. You may also check this article on how to build a perfect smoothie: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/fmr-building-the-perfect-smoothie. ~ Jasmin
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Lynn Kroah | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
How much time should there be between drinking the hydration drink and the breakfast smoothie?
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello Lynn, there is no hard and fast rule for this as we know everyone’s morning routine varies in pace and flexibility! If you have the time, we would recommend waiting at least 30-45 minutes after hydrating before you have your smoothie :)
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Jean Pieper | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Cheers to good health everyone! We can do this!
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Love the encouragement, Jean! ♥ ~ Iris
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
alison walsh | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
i have an aversion to bananas - what would you recommend as a substitute?
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Alison, you may substitute banana with mango, papaya, peach, pear or apple :) Enjoy! ~ Iris
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Shelly Brown | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Which Nutribullet does James use in the signature green smoothie demo? and does it matter which one I use? I have a 900 series with a silver base. Thanks
Reply
This comment has been hidden.
Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Shelly! Thanks for reaching out to us. Yes, you may use the Nutribullet Pro 900 Blender for the smoothies here in FMTV :) ~ Jasmin
Reply
Share
SHARE ON TWITTER

This site uses cookies, GLUTEN-FREE ones, to provide you a great user experience. By using Food Matters TV Website, you accept our use of cookies.

ACCEPT