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I've been really enjoying these Green Smoothies. I love that they're full of anti-oxidant goodness and don't taste obnoxiously sweet (unless you want them to be that way!). The texture is like a really really thick milkshake and I eat them with a spoon.

Blend at high speed:

  • 175g greens (I love spinach but other things and mixes work: kale is nice)
  • 400mL milk
  • Handfull of ice
  • 1 banana, frozen is best. (The banana adds lots of creaminess to the smoothie. A frozen banana adds creaminess and iciness - both are good. Plus, you can save bananas that have gone brown.)
  • 5 whole frozen strawberries (or equivalent)
  • Mango (I use frozen mango chunks, the equiv. of about 1/3 to 1/2 a mango)
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (I use stuff from Costco)
  • Frozen Grapes


  • Buy a good blender. The 400W Betty Crocker that I show in the pictures was ok but only lasted a couple of months before STARTING ON FIRE. I'm trying another model and I'll provide an update.
  • Blend ingredients in this order: milk, ice, greens (make sure that these are well belnded before proceeding), banana, other stuff, mangos
    • The mangos can be stringy and might clog the blades. That's why you should do them last.
  • I tried using frozen spinach and it worked ok, it's just that it was very icy. If you want to try frozen spinach, use less ice and more milk or something. The advantage of using frozen spinach is that you can premix all of the ingredients (except milk) into ziplocs and the smoothies are very fast to make.




Jalapeno Lime Three-pepper Hummus Recipe

  • Soak garbanzo beans for 24 hours
  • Cook garbanzo beans for 2 hours
  • Freeze beans in 200g batches, ready for thawing in the microwave and for the recipe below
  • Blend:
    • 200g garbanzo beans
    • 1 tbsp tahini
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1 or 2 tbsp fine-chopped pickles jalapeno
    • 1/4-1/2 cup water
    • 2 tbsp pickled jalepeno juice
    • the juice of two limes


I made my own energy gel. Why?

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