I really like smoothies. You see, I’m one of the lazy kind, the one who rushes to work in the morning without breakfast and almost always forgetting my lunchbox. Usually I’d stop at a coffee shop on the way and take away a cup of Joe. Most often, I’d also pick up a smoothie - because it’s such a convenient way to clear my conscience for not eating enough fruit.
My vegetable intake’s not that great either. I will definitely never get a brownie badge for fulfilling the government’s “eat your 5 a day” mantra. 2-3 a day is more my target.
So when I found out about the Savse smoothies - a smoothie combining both fruit and veg - I was intrigued. Their idea is to get you to “drink your greens”, pretty clever I’d say. They have a whole range of interesting flavour combinations, my favourite is the one with mango, carrot, passion fruit, pineapple and yoghurt. You really can’t taste the carrot, but it gives this smoothie its lovely orange colour.
A smoothie that completely surprised me was the green smoothie. Made with Broccoli, Pear, Spinach, Kale, Kiwi, Lemons and Banana, I had my doubts whether I’d enjoy this one. Too green. Too veggie. But it actually tasted completely lovely. Don’t sniff it though, it does smell a lot of broccoli - but doesn’t taste of it at all. Instead, the pear, kiwi, banana and lemon really shine through. A revelation.
If you want to find out more about these hybrid veggie smoothies, check out their website http://www.savsesmoothies.com