How to make the perfect Thermomix green smoothie
THERE’S DEFINITELY AN ART TO MAKING THE PERFECT GREEN SMOOTHIE — YOU JUST NEED SOME INSIDER INFO TO GET YOU STARTED! FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO MAKE SURE YOUR SMOOTHIES HAVE THE BEST FLAVOUR, TEXTURE AND CONSISTENCY POSSIBLE, EVERY TIME.
If you’re using nuts, seeds, grains, or other ingredients that need to be milled, process them first. Place in DRY TM bowl and mill for 30 seconds, speed 9.
Then add something frozen such as ice cubes, a halved frozen banana, frozen berries, frozen mango, or cubes of frozen nut mylk. This is essential for both consistency and temperature.
Next, add something creamy, like banana, mango, avocado, coconut milk/cream, or yoghurt. If your creamy ingredient is also your frozen thing, like a frozen banana, you can skip this step.
Add your leafy greens, such as spinach, lettuce, bok choy, kale, or beet or celery leaves. Use about 1 handful per serving.
Add your vegies next (if using). This may be a small amount of beetroot, carrot, celery, or fennel, but only a little bit, especially if it is fibrous (too much can make for an overly thick smoothie).
Fruit comes afterwards: a quartered apple, stone fruit, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, or any fruit of your choosing. Again, if your frozen ingredient is fruit, you can skip this step.
Add your sweeteners and superfoods (if using), which could be honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, purple corn extract, cacao powder, green powder, bee pollen, protein powder, algae, vitamin C powder, etc. The sweeter the fruit you have used, the less necessary additional sweeteners will be.
Add 50g of liquid, which could be almond mylk, coconut milk, coconut water, fruit juice, chia mylk or just plain old water. Pulverise for 30 seconds, speed 9.
Finally, set timer for 1 minute, speed 9, while slowly adding more liquid over the MC. Blend for the entire 1 minute. Check the consistency, and if it’s too thick, add more liquid and mix for a further 20 seconds, speed 9.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT: SUPER HEALTHY, QUICK-FIX AND INCREDIBLY EASY – THESE GREEN SMOOTHIES ARE WHAT THE ALYCE ALEXANDRA PHILOSOPHY IS ALL ABOUT. ENJOY.
Want some Thermomix smoothie recipes? Our cookbook ‘miniseries: super healthy‘ has heaps!