This delicious 5-minute smoothie is a great way to get those 5-a-day (in one glass!). Filled with lemon, ginger and pineapple flavor you won't even taste the broccoli. Make it with fresh or frozen broccoli - just use what you have.
Add all ingredients except lemon and water to a blender. Squeeze over the lemon juice and pour in half the water.
½ cups broccoli, 1 handful spinach, ½ carrot, ½ cups pineapple, ½ avocado, 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, ½ lemon, 1 cups water
Close the lid tightly and mix for 1-2 minutes, until smooth. Then add the rest of the water and mix again for about 30 seconds. Check the consistency and adjust if you like by adding more water. Then pour in a glass and serve!
1 cups water
Fresh ginger - use organic ginger if you don't want to peel it, just make sure to clean it well
Broccoli can be fresh or frozen, and you can use both florets and stalk. Just peel the stalk if using it, as the outside can be a bit tough.
Avocado should be ripe
Pineapple can be fresh as well as frozen
Carrot can be skipped with limited change to the flavor
Using at least one frozen ingredient helps your smoothie stay cold
Broccoli can be skipped for more spinach or other leafy greens
Avocado can be substituted for a banana, or coconut oil
Lemon can be switched for lime
Pineapple can be substituted for fresh or frozen mango or passion fruit
Water can be switched for coconut water
Spinach can be switched for kale or other leafy greens, or skipped entirely in favor of more broccoli
Tips & tricks
Add just half the water at first as I find this helps with making sure there are no pieces left of the veggies after mixing
Make sure at lest one of the ingredients are frozen to keep your smoothie cold
If none of your ingredients are frozen add an ice cube before mixing for the first time, and achieve the same cooling effect
Adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more or less water
Store leftover smoothie in the fridge for up to two days - it might change color a bit and separate, but will still be delicious. Just mix it up a bit before drinking.