Remember those rosy apple sweets you used to have as a kid? They were half green, half red, boiled sweets, coated in tangy sugary stuff. Well, I accidentally invented a smoothie that really reminded me of the taste. And it would be rude not to share!
“Rosy Apple” green smoothie
1 x carrot
1 x apple (I used a red one but it probably doesn’t matter too much).
4 x Brussels sprouts
Small handful of curly kale
1/8of an avocado
Freshly squeezed juice of one lemon
“Enough” soda water
Couple of ice cubes.
Chop the carrot, peel and slice the apple, core the sprouts (you can always save the middles for a stew or something) and prepare the avocado. Add a handful at a time to a blender along with the ice cubes and a cup of soda water and whiz up until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more soda water.
Roughly chop up the kale, removing any tough stalks and add to the blender. Leave whizzing until you no longer see dark green leafy bits floating around. The smoothie should be smooth and a consistent light green colour. Add the lemon juice and more soda water if required.
Finally, pour and enjoy! I really do think that green smoothie novices will be amazed at how much this drink doesn’t taste like mushed up veggies!
And it’s a great way to use up those left over festive sprouts….
Top tip: If you’re always in a rush in a morning, you can prepare the carrot, apple, avocado and sprouts the night before. Just place in a bowl and squeeze the lemon juice all over them, before wrapping with a bit of clingfilm. The lemon juice will stop the apple and avocado from turning brown.