Hidden vegetable smoothies

Did you know that vegetables such as courgettes when frozen lose their ‘vegetableness’ and add a creaminess to smoothies?  This is great for kids who are reluctant to eat vegetables and also for people who cannot eat bananas.  If I eat bananas, for instance, I get a migraine (why is it always the foods you can’t have that you want?).  I can only think that I must be sensitive to tyramine which is also found in aged cheese.  Bananas also contain histamine which may not be good if you have allergies or if you suffer from rosacea (more on rosacea in another post). Courgettes like bananas are also a good source of potassium.

Here are two recipes to start you off:-


Pear and raspberry smoothie



Serves 1

2 small organic pears, quartered and cores removed
4 tbsp raspberries (frozen and defrosted are fine) + extra to decorate
1 ½ medium courgettes, cut up small (this is important for blending) and frozen
1 cup organic sweetened soya milk

Blend all the ingredients and serve immediately.


Pear and kiwi smoothie


Serves 1

2 small organic pears, quartered and cores removed
2 kiwi
2 inch piece cucumber
1 medium courgette
1 cup organic sweetened soya milk
Cacao nibs to decorate 

Blend all the ingredients, except the cacao nibs and serve immediately.

Enjoy and feel virtuous for having ‘hidden vegetables’.

Janet x


Recipe Copyright © 2015 40plusandalliswell

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