Having been without all our belongings for a couple of months, I was more than delighted when our shipment arrived last week. It was an exciting day and I was very glad to be reunited with our goods. (Apart from having to unpack them, that wasn’t quite as exciting!)
I especially missed the kitchen gadgets. It has been so frustrating being a food blogger with no kitchen tools. However, this week, I have been making up for lost time and have been experimenting a lot in the kitchen.
As soon as Finn saw the Ninja (blender) he was begging for a smoothie and so that is what he got! We have had a version of this smoothie for the last couple of days as I perfected the recipe. It is jam packed with spinach so I was more than happy for the boys to be my taste testers.
Spinach, pear, dates, ginger and water make up this vibrant smoothie. You can serve it in a glass or make more of a meal out of it. Pictured is how I served it, poured into two bowls with a good dollop of greek yoghurt and some LSA mix to add a protein kick. LSA mix isn’t something I had heard of until I moved to Australia. I don’t think I ever saw it in the UK but it is really popular here and I picked up a big bag of it in Aldi. LSA is a combination of Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds and Almonds which have been ground down to a fine or coarse form. I love it and have been adding it to a ton of different recipes.
I think it is evident from the bowls below that this smoothie was a big hit with my boys and I hope you and your kids love it too.
Spinach and Pear Smoothie
- 2 heaped handfuls of Spinach (around 60g)
- 2 small pears (255g)
- 4 small dates (26g)
- 1/2 tsp ginger puree.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp greek yoghurt (optional topping)
- 1 tbsp LSA mix (optional topping)
- 1/2 pear thinly sliced (optional topping)
Add the smoothie ingredients to a high speed blender and blitz until smooth. ** See note 1
(Serving suggestion) Pour the mixture into two bowls. Swirl in 1/2 tbsp of yoghurt to each bowl add 1/2 tbsp of LSA mix, top with thinly sliced pears.
Recipe Notes**Depending on the size of your blender you may have to add the spinach in stages. I added about a 1/4 of the spinach, blitzed it and then added the remaining spinach before blending again.