Years and years ago most of the time my breakfast was a sandwich or two. With cheese or meat and often something sweet like chocolate sprinkles (Hagelslag, as the Dutch call it). As lunch I would probably have sandwiches as well, sometimes with a few slices of cucumber or tomato. As you can see; that’s two meals a day, practically without any vegetables! Of course there’s nothing wrong with eating a sandwich (in my opinion), but my daily diet was quite monotonously and lacked variation. And no way that I came even close to eating enough vegetables!
Now that has changed over the course of time. Nowadays I often start my day with a smoothie with not just fruit, but vegetables as well! Smoothies are a great way to disguise your first batch of vegetables I think! So grab that blender out of your cupboard (to be honest, mine has earned it’s place on the countertop!) and start blending!
Forest Fruit Smoothie with Carrot!
- 100 grams of (frozen) forest fruit
- 50 grams of shredded (julienne) carrot (it works easiest when it’s cut julienne, but bigger chuncks will probably work as well, maybe blend a little longer until it’s smooth enough)
- 100 grams of lettuce of spinach
- 1 tbsp of honey/agave/or other sweetner of your own preference.
- 250-300 ml of water
Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth. Sometimes it works best if you start with blending the leafy veggies with the water and adding the other ingredients later. Might depend on the strenght of your blender.
To make a more ‘creamy smoothie’ you can add a (frozen) banana and/or instead of the 250-300 ml of water use 150 ml of milk (any kind of your own preference) and 150 ml of water.