I have so many words of praise for this smoothie. It’s as if everything good in the world was blended to combine this lush green paradise.
For those of you who read my last post, you may be a bit confused. My reply: get you a girl who can do both. If she can sip green smoothies with the grace of a goddess but still tear up sticky ribs like a carnivore then she is a keeper.
Styling this was like going back to a Grade 1 art lesson. Minus all the shouting, paint throwing and screaming of course. But throw in all the creativity, fun and general excitement of exploring new territory. Having styled several plates before, this didn’t feel completely out of my breadth, but there was just something completely different about building a smoothie bowl. A swirl of coconut milk here, a sprinkle of chia seeds there and the touch of a flower in just the right spot. I just felt like I had more control here, and I was able to put every single little thing in place.
This was such a breath of fresh air. Give your intestines a break today from all the binge eating. Do yourself a favour and make this now! This is best served with some homemade granola, and extra fresh fruit.
2 cups of chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
1 small mango, diced into ½ inch cubes
1 small avocado, deseeded and all the flesh scooped out
1 cup coconut milk
2 cm of fresh ginger, or 1 tsp ground ginger
Throw the spinach, mango, avocado, coconut milk and ginger into a blender and pulse for 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Top with extra diced mango, chia seeds, shredded coconut, homemade granola, edible flowers or whatever takes your fancy.