Miles, a physiotherapist in Australia, has been a fan of plant-based diets for herself and clients for the past 17 years. But when it comes to drinking veggies, she’s routing for Team Smoothie.
“I prefer to blend my greens and drink a smoothie with the fiber included, as opposed to juices,” she says. “And I like have a smoothie as a meal, usually for breakfast.”
Miles built up her portfolio of green smoothie recipes over the past six years, drinking one religiously every day during that time. Here she shares a favorite that we could see being satisfying after a serious workout, or as a mid-afternoon snack, or even as a healthy holiday party concoction served in cute cups. —Jamie McKillop
Choc Mint Mania
Blend in a high-speed blender for one to two minutes; serves two.
2 frozen bananas, sliced
1½ cups of water, coconut water or almond milk
3-4 tbs hemp seeds or half an avocado
2 tbs raw cacao powder
Pinch of salt*
Handful of mint leaves
Handful of spinach (frozen is fine)
(*Smoothies with cacao need some fat, need to be sweet, and salt helps to bring out the flavor.)