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Nov
2014
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Spinach, cucumber and carrot smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how much I love smoothies. I drink a lot of them, which means I’m always on the lookout for new flavour combinations for my next healthy drink.

Last week, I got an email from Williams-Sonoma, one of my favourite homeware brands, asking me about my love for smoothies and inviting me to take part in a challenge looking at unconventional smoothie flavours. I knew that my spinach, cucumber and carrot smoothie fell firmly into this category. Not because the ingredients are unconventional, but because of the lack of fruit.

A lot of people, my husband included, find the idea of a fruitless smoothie quite off-putting. I’ve dabbled a lot with vegetable juices and smoothies and this is by far my favourite one. The carrot gives it a slight sweetness and the spinach and cucumber give you all the green goodness you need to get your day off to a great start. Have I convinced you to give it a try? If so all you need to do is blitz 100g of fresh spinach with two small carrots, half a cucumber and 250 ml (1 cup) of water. It’s that simple and it really is tasty. And if you need a new blender, check out the fantastic range from Williams-Sonoma.

Do you drink smoothies? What’s your favourite flavour combination?

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  • http://worldbloggers.net/ nivika

    This looks super healthy! I’m a big fan of anything with apple, lime, mint and ginger.

    • chiara

      I love all of those ingredients too, Nivika. They work so well in smoothies!x

  • http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com Chelsea

    I think this looks so so good. I really want to start making smoothies. If I’m perfectly honest, I don’t have a dishwasher and the thought of washing all these dishes between meals sounds very unappealing to me. Is that lame? However, this looks so good and healthy and may have to break down and try!

    http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

    • chiara

      That doesn’t sound lame at all Chelsea, I can totally see where you are coming from. If you do make it let me know if you enjoy it x

  • Lisa

    I have always wondered what a just vegetable smoothie would be like, but wasn’t sure where to start. I’ll be giving this one a try, thanks for posting!x

    • chiara

      You’re welcome Lisa, I hope you like it :-)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Haha, I have the same dishwasher quandary that Chelsea does. I love smoothies, just not the mess! x

    • chiara

      Haha, you’re right Amanda, they are a little messy x

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    I love smoothies! Although I generally have ones with fruit. I do like juicing with vegetables though, and I’m sure I’d enjoy a green smoothie too haha. Will have to give it a go!

    • chiara

      Great Miranda. If you try it let me know what you think x

  • http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com Christina

    Ya! Usually smoothies have a least one fruit in them. That’s cool that this one doesn’t. I’m sure the carrot is pretty sweet. My favorite smoothie flavor is dates and bananas. LOVE IT.

    Christina
    http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

    • chiara

      Dates and bananas sound amazing Christina, I have to try that!x

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni W.

    I love veggie smoothies! I always end up adding a fruit juice to it though even if I don’t add actual fruit. I should go all-veg and see how I like it. It looks good!

    • chiara

      Thanks Gianni. If you make it I hope you enjoy it x

  • http://www.fromthedeskofj.blogspot.com Jenny

    This looks so good! All your photos are amazing, btw.
    I used to drink smoothies regularly until my blender decided to die. I should probably get back into it though- it’s a great and easy way to get veggies into my diet

    • chiara

      That’s lovely of you to say, thanks Jenny! x

  • http://www.writingmonique.com Monique | WritingMonique

    This looks delicious! I really want to try this out! (Love the straw as well!)

    • chiara

      Thanks Monique!x

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Mitbrodt

    This looks so yummy! I love smoothies
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

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