Power-smoothie pick-me-up recipe:

Green power smoothie with flat-leaf parsley and dates

Making this vitalizing and tasty green breakfast treat is fast and easy:

Serves 1 for a full “meal” or two as part of your breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 200 ml soy or rice milk (or real milk)
  • 1 large handful of flat-leaf parsley, rinsed and coarse stems removed
  • 2-3 large dates, stones removed.
  • 6 ice cubes

How to make the green power smoothie:

Combine all the ingredients in a good, strong blender (I use the Kitchenaid blender but there’s a wide variety of blenders to choose from). Blend to a smooth, soft texture. Serve in large tumblers and enjoy!

Tips:

The drier the dates the more intense the taste. If you use very dry dates you might want to soak them in warm water for a while before mixing. Don’t forget to blend until the dates have disintegrated completely to make an even and drinkable smoothie.

Add a pinch of vanilla powder (ground dried vanilla pods – not the artificial vanilla sugar) to your smoothie for a sweeter and more complex taste.

To enjoy this smoothie as a thirst quencher add water ( 100-200 ml) to the smoothie. Add more ice cubes when serving.

Try replacing the flat-leaf parsley with fresh spinach. The taste is a bit more iron-y and adding 1/2 banana balances the spinach smoothie well.

Enjoy!

You might enjoy these few words on how this smoothie and the cardamom infused coffee helps me stay on track in the morning.