This month I have entered the Eat Your Greens challenge set by Shaheen over at A2K- A Seasonal Veg Table. The challenge requires you to prepare a dish (or beverage, or some kind of food) with green veggies. All recipes must be vegetarian (vegan recipes are accepted too).
I joined the challenge quite late and it was good timing because my avocado and kale were looking a little sad and I’d also been wondering when I would start using the small tin of matcha I was given. I’ve been hesitant to use it because, like yacon syrup, a small container is very expensive. So I prefer to sit and look at it.
I haven’t been having smoothies, green or any other colour, much lately because when I get up in the morning I’m so cold and immediately put the kettle on. I don’t often have smoothies during the day, for me they’re pretty much always a breakfast thing.
For the Eat Your Greens challenge, I knew it was time to break out the smoothie love again. I didn’t follow a recipe, I just threw in the following based on smoothie combinations I usually make:
– 1 cup home made almond milk
– 1 banana
– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (maybe half a scoop if you don’t like too much protein powdery taste)
– 1/4 tsp matcha powder
– a few kale leaves, torn (if using baby spinach, I add a big handful. With kale, I use much less)
– 1/2 avocado
For me, the sweetness was just right because my banana was spotty. If the banana wasn’t as sweet, I would have added one Medjool date.
I’m glad I chose this for the challenge as it made me realise how much I miss my breakfast smoothies!