The other day while walking through the Go Green Expo I passes by the Organic Mechanics stall. Naturally, I did what any smoothie-loving girl would do and I got myself a large green smoothie.
It was delicious (of course) but it was also different. There was this subtle flavour that I loved and it wasn’t until I read the ingredients list that I realised it was coming from a sneaky little feijoa that they added to the smoothie.
HOW CLEVER….FEIJOA IN YOUR SMOOTHIE!!!
I had never thought of this. My fruit bowl is laden with these green sweet fruits since it’s their season to shine…and my brother has a great feijoa tree that keeps our supply topped up. Strangely though and despite gorging on them for my afternoon snack and whipping up my feijoa cake; it never crossed my mind to blend them into my morning smoothie.
So after slapping myself for wasting a precious feijoa opportunity, I went home, raided my brother’s feijoa tree (very handy) and got experimenting. This is how I came up with my combination. I love the creaminess that this smoothie has, courtesy of the nut milk, which makes it perfect for your breakfast plus the zingy hit from the ginger which brings this drink alive.
I know it can be difficult to wake up on a cold morning to stand in your kitchen preparing a cold green drink. I get it. But that’s why I propose that for winter you drink this later in the morning. Well that’s what I’m now doing.
I’ve transitioned from 7am smoothies to 10am or even 2pm smoothies. This allows me to wake up with a warm bowl of porridge that is nourishing and comforting….and helps settle my somewhat temperamental morning mood, which ensures a smoother start to Matt’s day !! Did I mention I’m not a morning person (haha) poor Matt.
However you want to drink it, know this; it’s full of healthy fats that will keep you warm in Winter and that will give you shiny glowing hair, it has a good amount of iron and protein from the kale, maca powder, cashews and coconut butter (which is very important), plus the coconut butter and maca powder are both excellent sources of energy. This means that this smoothie will give you a pick me up that ensures that your energy levels are stable throughout the day. What a magic little smoothie.
I hope you give this recipe and go and continue your smoothie drinking all the way through the chilly Winter season.
Winter Feijoa and Ginger Smoothie
- 1 cup of cashew milk
- 2 large feijoas
- ½ banana
- 1-2 kale leaves
- knob of ginger
- 1 tsp of maca powder
- 1 tsp of Manuka honey
- 1 tsp of coconut butter (poppy and olive)
- handful of ice
Place all the ingredients into your blender and blitz for 30 seconds. Tip into a jar and sprinkle with cashews and buckwheat.