Thursday, 4 February 2016

Tarte Green Smoothie Recipe: A Little Something For People Who Are Sweet Enough Already!

Hello everyone! So today's post is going to be a bit like my Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe, I recently reread the post and thought about how sweet it was and the fact that everyone has their own preference. 

That's why I've put together a recipe for a tarte and fresh tasting smoothie, I just want to put a few ideas out there for you guys to try. Let me know which you prefer in the comments below and I can create a few more in the same sort of way. I'd love to know what you all think, it's really quite interesting to see how differently people can think about taste.

What you need:
  • A blender!
  • A handful of kale
  • A handful of frozen rhubarb 
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Pear
  • 750ml of fresh orange juice
  • Flaked almonds (optional)

I actually made this for two small servings so divide and multiply for whichever serving size you would prefer. It also depends on how thick you like your smoothie to be, this one was smooth and frothy but it was also quite thick.

To start off with I chopped up the pear into small chunks to match the size of the frozen rhubarb pieces and then added the two ingredients at the same time. I chose to use frozen rhubarb so the drink would be chilled because I don't like to add ice into mine. 

Next the carrot was just sliced and added into the mixture, I find carrots to be quite sweet for vegetables so it's a nice addition to various smoothies. I then added kale because I like to try and build up to my 5 a day, all in all the carrot and the kale wasn't too overpowering but it made the mixture less bitter and made it taste quite fresh and organic.

Instead of using Greek yoghurt like I did with the other smoothie I chose orange juice because to me I think that Greek yoghurt is more for breakfast and juice is more for brunch/lunchtime. So anyway, just pour 750ml of the fresh orange juice over the fruit and vegetables.

The final step is to blend it all together on the pulse setting of the blender, If you prefer a chunky mix just blend it until it all looks suitable mixed in but if you prefer a smoother mix you can just leave the blender on for a minute or two. The kale and the pear gives the smoothie it's healthy green shade.

For presentation I added flaked almonds but you don't have to, it's purely optional but I'm not going to lie... I snacked on a few before I got around to drinking my smoothie. I love almonds so it was more of an impulse to add them.

Well, thanks for reading today's post. I'd love to know what you think about it so just tell me which recipe you prefer in the comments below. I also welcome any requests!

6 comments:

  1. I love making smoothies, thanks for the inspirations, I really need to get my blender out again!

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    1. It can be a bit of a hassle chopping everything but but I think it's worth it! x

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  2. It looks delicious! Hope it's as good! I think I'm gonna try it! Thanks for the recipe!
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    1. Aw! I hope you enjoy your smoothie! Thanks for reading! Xx

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  3. Sounds like a delicious smoothie, I love almonds too! :)
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    1. They're a yummy and healthy treat. ;)

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