Whenever I finish doing any exercise I am always ravenously hungry, with a full on growling tummy, I have to stop and think and not reach for a snack and immediately undo much of the good I have just done.
Of course I know that often the feeling of hunger is caused by dehydration, and am aware of the importance of properly re-hydrating after exercise, but sometimes I want a little more than just a drink of water. This green smoothie quencher is very refreshing and very gulp-able on your return from the gym, contains about 1 and a half portions of your five a day, and takes 30 seconds to whizz up in a blender.
I use a Optimum 9400 Blender from Froothie, which makes quick work of frozen fruit and vegetables, I would not be without it – it is one of the few appliances that lives on the worktop and that I use every day. It is an investment when comparing the Froothie to the Vitamix the Froothie wins on price, power and (importantly if you live in a flat) volume! Froothie vs Vitamix review and comparison is here.
If you do not have a power blender you can still make this in either regular jug blender or with s stick blender, just use chilled rather than frozen grapes, and be aware it will be not quite as smooth.
- 10 green grapes – frozen
- 150 ml coconut water
- small handful spinach
Simply place all the ingredients into a power blender and whizz until smooth.
I measure the ingredients by putting the grapes into the glass, then fill to 5cm from the top with coconut water before pouring into the blender with the spinach.