Green Smoothie Recipe

I had written about a green smoothie on my blog in March.  Why another one? Because green smoothies are in, and you can never have enough of them. It makes the perfect 2 minute breakfast, starting your day with the high of protein, fiber and healthy goodness. After a night of binge eating (or drinking) this is the best way to shake off your guilt pangs, right?

You can also put it in a portable cup and sip it on your way to work. It also makes the best post workout drink and if you lift weights, you can go ahead and add half a scoop of whey protein to this as well (~10gram protein).  

The cucumber, mint, ginger and spinach play their role by adding fiber, flavour and iron. Adding no bananas or honey keeps this low cal as well!

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I've used Mother Dairy Masala Buttermilk to make this, which at 18 calories/100 ml or 36 calories for the 200 ml bottle is a great low cal drink, as compared to many of the sugary drinks. If you don't find this, just add an extra dollop of yogurt, one green chilli, 1/2 tsp grated ginger and 1/4 tsp salt to the recipe.

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Recipe for Savoury Green Smoothie
Makes 340 grams / tall glass full
121 calories / 6.8gram protein / 2.8 gram fiber 
(complete Nutrition Label below)

200 ml Mother Dairy Masala Buttermilk
3 tbsp yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
8-10 tender spinach leaves, washed and cleaned.
small handful of mint leaves
1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Add everything to a blender with 1-2 cubes of ice and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Taste verdict: The zing from ginger and the mild heat from the chillies from the masala buttermilk base of the smoothie makes this feel like a savoury Indian breakfast in liquid form. Mint and cucumber give it the fresh taste that make you want to gulp it down! All in all, a healthy and delicious breakfast in a glass.

This recipe is developed for Mother Dairy #summerofhappiness. Do check Chef Vikas Khanna's recipe, Tadka Chach Soup using Mother Dairy Masala Buttermilk and take part in the Summer of Happiness Challenge, creating a recipe like I have with one of the Mother Dairy products listed on their website and you have a chance to WIN! Details on 

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