Hello Beautiful Creatures,
Let me start this post by telling you that one of my greatest past times is trolling health blogs and looking for posts entitled, “My favourite…” or, “My best…” I always know that I am in for an absolute winner when the author of any blog starts the post off by saying the recipe to follow is one of their all time favourites.
Having said that, there is a reason that this week’s post is entitled, The Neon Green Sherbet Shake – My Favourite Smoothie, because it is a must try! I used to feel intimidated by green smoothies, I mean, strong tasting wheat and barley grass flavours can leave one looking like they’ve just necked a tequila shot – not very pleasant! However, this drink has enlightened me, and my hope is that it will do the same for you. I won’t give too much away here, the smoothie speaks for itself.
The name is inspired by my big brother, who tasted it for the first time a couple of weeks back and exclaimed, “Woh! Neon green candy, baby! This thing looks radioactive!” I even have my new rescue pup licking it profusely from my fingertips – that is the extent of my plant-based obsession, yeah I know, I’ve totally lost it!
The two key players in this smoothie are the baobab powder and the spirulina. Baobab is my new favourite superfood, it has this way of turning everything into sherbety goodness. It’s the superfood that makes this smoothie a “sweets from HEAVEN” candy shake. I have been adding it to everything of late, and besides its taste bud explosive qualities, it is loaded with calcium and Vitamin C – way more then your standard cup of milk or the average orange. Aah, these are the joys of superfoods after all, high nutrient density in just one small serving.
One of my very first blog posts was the Green Gaia, so if you’re looking to see the benefits of spirulina, go check this post out http://feedmehappy.co.za/recipes/the-green-gaia It only takes one teaspoon of spirulina powder to create the most sensational “radioactive” green colour, and allows this strong smelling and tasting superfood to be tolerated better. For those brave enough to try it, I recommend increasing the portion size to 1½ teaspoons or even 2 teaspoons for those who are feeling particularly bold.
2 C H20
2 T Honey
2 Inches Ginger
1.5 lemons, Juiced
2 t Baobab Powder
1 t Spirulina
Blend on high until smooth and creamy, and glug down like a wild man/woman!!
Note: I tried this recipe out with a new batch of spirulina that I had bought and the final colour looked more marsh pit green then the neon green colour that makes this smoothie so appetising. Depending on where you get your spirulina, the colour could turn out slightly different. Since I’m all about big bursts of colour I would recommend using a deep blue spirulina or even blue-green algae would work.
Enjoy, and give me feedback! I think you’re going to love this one…