Strawberry Papaya Spinach Smoothie

A visit to the local fruit & vegetable market is always inspiring. Especially if its first thing in the morning, when all the fresh produce arrives. There really is nothing more enticing than a lively bunch of radish, gleaming carrots, shiny grapes and staunch bananas staring back at you with all the excitement they cane muster!

Anyway, so after my occasional *cough* early morning run, I’m usually hungry like the wolf (Guess that super catchy song, and even catchier mash-up!). But thanks to the workplace (Which blesses us in the form early morning start to the day by helping us avoid rush hour traffic), I usually have little or no time to satisfy my hunger.

Trying to find a solution to this, I recently remembered all those articles where people seemed to love this DIY Spinach smoothies and then I remembered the early morning markets.

It all fell into place since winter is the time Mumbai gets its best and freshest spinach. So I thought, lets do a Spinach Smoothie Special!

What makes the Spinach smoothies special you ask? Well, the answer is 3 fold.

  1. They’re super healthy for you & super filling.
  2. They’re delicious & can be easily customized (Always a plus)
  3. The darn thing takes less than 30 seconds to create!

These 1-step smoothies have very obviously become the best part of my mornings.

For today’s 1 step smoothie – Strawberry Papaya Smoothie  

Makes : 1 large glass.

Difficulty : Your 5 year old niece could make a glass for you.

Preparation Time : 1 minute.

Cook Time : Nil.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of fresh spinach levels
  • 1/3 cup of fresh hulled strawberries
  • 1/3 cup diced papayas
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • Drizzle of honey

Step 1 – Drop everything into the blender. Go.

And done.

If you think it needs a bit more fruit, go on and blitz again.

If its too thick for your liking, add in a bit more water.

If you think your fruits aren’t making the smoothie sweet enough on their own, add in another drizzle of honey.

Finally, pour it out into a glass and enjoy the fresh start to your day/mid morning snack/evening power boost.

Goodness in a glass, I tell you.

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