This smoothie is loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals; it has a nice creamy texture and works very well as a meal replacement. It’s definitely one of the most complicated recipes that I’ve made so far, but also one of the most interesting ones.
We start by preparing our own homemade macadamia milk from raw macadamias. Afterwards comes the “wave of veggies”, as I like to call it. Spinach, green beans, green peas, red beet and carrots are just a few of the veggies that you’d normally find in soup of some kind. And yet this is one special smoothie recipe.
This is definitely one of those smoothies that you don’t know how it will turn out until you actually blend it. It simply has so many veggies that I wasn’t able to guess its final color or texture. In the end it turned out red with orange accents, with a creamy texture and a bitter spicy taste.
Meal replacement smoothie
Looking for a meal replacement smoothie that also tastes great? Look no further than this one. Here’s why this smoothies makes a great meal replacement:
- comes packed with veggies which means many different nutrients
- it’s creamy enough without too much water overall
- It’s loaded with healthy fats (macadamia, avocado, coconut oil)
- has protein from various sources (green peas, green beans, spinach)
- has plenty of spices that will boost your immune system to a whole new health level.
As a bonus, this recipe can easily pass as a keto-smoothie and I personally recommend something like this to anyone wanting to incorporate more healthy fats into their diet. Being loaded with healthy fats means that it will keep you satiated for longer, but also help you in your journey to become fat adapted (burn fat for energy).
I really hope you’ll LOVE this smoothie! It’s:
Easy to drink
With an unexpected taste
(Undetectably) Loaded with vegetables
Would you try this recipe? Already made it? Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you share a photo on Instagram, tag it #refreshmyhealth so I can follow up with you. Enjoy!
Ever tried a veggie smoothie like this? What is your favorite type of healthy smoothie? Share below please!
A Love Story, Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie
- 100 g macadamia nuts
- 200 ml water (for preparing the macadamia milk)
- 2 avocados (skin and seed removed)
- 1 red beet (skinless, chopped big)
- 1 big carrot (sliced)
- 2 handful green peas and green beans (lightly boiled, cold)
- 2 handful frozen spinach
- 2/3 grapefruit (skin removed)
- 1 small red kapia pepper (chopped)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 tsp wheatgrass powder
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- a few lettuce leaves
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 500 ml water (on top of the one used for the macadamia milk)
- Start by preparing the macadamia milk: add macadamia nuts into the blender, add the water required for making the milk.
- Blend on medium to high speed until all the nuts have been transformed into nut milk. You’ll know it’s ready when the blender contents will turn white.
- Add all the ingredients into the blender, on top of the freshly made macadamia milk.
- Add all the water required for the smoothie.
- Blend on medium to high speed until you obtain a creamy texture. If you feel like your blender needs a boost, use the pulse function a few times as this will help mix everything better.
- That’s it! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Color: red with orange accents
- Texture: creamy, easy to drink, like a smoothie should be.
- Taste: not sweet, bitter from the grapefruit, wheatgrass aftertaste … and maybe a bit spicy.