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Over 76 nutrients in just two teaspoons!
Developed by Sydney naturopaths Shane Sullivan and Stephen Sprada, Vital Greens contains more than 76 nutrients in just two teaspoons. Visit www.vitalgreens.com.au for inspirational recipes and healthy tips.

Vital Green Power Smoothie
“Green Green Green is what I like to say when it comes to nutrition and this smoothie is packed full of goodfor- you green power.” Chef Kate

SERVES 2 generous portions
PREP TIME 10 minutes
FREEZING TIME overnight for banana

1 frozen banana, cut into small pieces
1 cup packed (50 grams) baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp Vital Greens powder
2 tbsp Vanilla or Plain Vital Protein powder
1⁄4 cup (60 ml) apple or pineapple juice (to taste)
1⁄4 cup (60 ml) yoghurt
1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk, coconut cream or milk of choice

Optional: 1-2 tsp melted coconut oil or chia oil (optional), 1 tbsp finely chopped mint or parsley (optional)

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.

2. Check to see if more sweetener or liquid is required and blend again.

3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

Variation: You can add 1⁄4 fresh or frozen mango and/or pineapple, as an alternative.

 

Think Pink Vital  Smoothie
Berries give this smoothie its bright and vibrant colour as well as its delicious taste. This drink is packed with antioxidants and protein - a favourite for that mid-week breakfast on the run.

SERVES: 2 generous servings
PREP TIME: 10 minutes plus freeze fruit overnight

1 cup (approx. 130 grams) frozen raspberries
1 cup (approx. 150 grams) (cut in half) frozen strawberries
1⁄2 cup (125 ml) yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
1-2 tbsp honey or agave (to taste)
2 tbsp Vanilla or Plain Vital Protein
1 1⁄2 cups (375 ml) milk of choice

Optional: 2 tsp melted coconut oil or chia oil 1 tsp Acai Powder or Macqui Powder

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until well combined.

2. Check to see if more sweetener or liquid is required and blend again.

3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

  

Vital tropical smoothie
This smoothie has 2 secret ingredients that add great taste and nutrition: Vital Protein and pumpkin! You can leave the pumpkin out, if you like, and add 1⁄2 a ripe banana instead.

SERVES: 2 generous portions
PREP TIME: 10 minutes (add 25 minutes if cooking pumpkin)

1 medium frozen banana, coarsely chopped before freezing
1 cup (approx. 160 grams) coarsely chopped frozen mango and/or pineapple
1⁄4 (approx. 60 ml) cup yoghurt
2 tbsp Vital Vanilla Protein
11⁄2 cups (375 ml) almond milk or milk of choice
1⁄2 (125 ml) cup fresh squeezed orange juice or pineapple juice

Optional: 1⁄2 cup (approx. 145 grams) cooked mashed pumpkin, 1 tbsp macadamia nut or almond butter, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil or chia oil, 1-2 tbsp honey or agave (to taste), 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (to taste)

1. To cook pumpkin, place 1 cup (150 grams) pumpkin (peeled and cut in 2 cm/1⁄2 inch cubes) in a small sauce pan and cover with water. Cook over medium-high heat covered for 8-10 minutes. Drain and cool before using or refrigerate until needed.

2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until well combined.

3. Check to see if more sweetener or liquid is required and blend again.

4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

 

TIP! Freezing fruit is recommended to give your smoothies a thick and creamy milkshake-like consistency. If using fresh fruit, simply add a few ice cubes for a similar effect.