Busy Day Smoothie Recipe
Photo by Jen Rich
Serves 2

Busy Day Smoothie


This is my go-to smoothie for days I know I’m going to be busy, but still want something nourishing. It uses ingredients I tend to have in the house, although it’s a very forgiving recipe, so do feel free to use whatever you have available. You could switch the almonds for cashews, or hulled hemp seeds, for example, or change around the fruit according to your preferences. Spinach, especially if you use baby leaf, provides a handy portion of greens, but is so mild in flavour you really don’t notice it.

NB., If you only need one portion, I would suggest halving the quantities. It tends to change colour if stored for too long, which can make it a little less appetising.


  • 160g frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 60g almonds (soaked overnight) or 2 tbsp almond (or any nut butter)
  • 2 handfuls spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 185ml coconut water or milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

To serve:

  • Add a couple of ice cubes to make it really cold, if you wish

Blend everything together in a high powered blender and serve immediately..

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