Alfalfa, Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothie

Alfalfa smoothie? Okay…

If you have stopped by my blog in the last few months, you’ll know that I’ve been having a lot of fun sprouting seeds lately. One of my favourite seeds to sprout is alfalfa.  Alfalfa is quick to sprout (3-6 days) and are big time nutritious. I love throwing the sprouts in salads and on sandwiches, but I was determined to find another way to consume these tasty little sprouts.

For those of you who are new to the green smoothie, this one may take awhile to get accustomed to.  If you are used to these awesome power smoothies then I think you’ll like this one. You will notice the spinach and alfalfa flavours the most. The banana and apple provide a nice sweetness that’s not overpowering. Don’t forget to add ice if you like it really cold! This is a super thick smoothie (thanks to the avocado) that is satisfying and if you’re looking for a new slow sipping breakfast or lunch smoothie, give it a try.

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 small apple, deseeded and cut into small chunks (peel if you don’t want the skin)
  • handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 4-5 cubes of ice
  • 1/2 cup water (more if you want it less thick)

Combine all ingredients in your Vitamix (or other blending device if you’re using a sad blender like me). Blend until smooth. Pause blending to scrape sides if needed. Add additional water if you want it less thick. Pour into a glass and ENJOY!

In the blender

Blending!

The finished product

Sprouting in three easy steps!

I have recently started contributing to a wicked awesome local online magazine called Rare Republic. They’re not only a magazine but a grassroots community dedicated to improving the condition of our food, its production, distribution, supply, and consumption for the entire community’s commercial and health benefit.

They asked if I could contribute a little something to the site and I of course, jumped at the opportunity. I love this community and what it stands for, so it was an honor to be asked to contribute, and with my new sprouting obsession, it was easy to do.

Check out my post here, and while you’re at it – peruse the site and join the community! Together we can be informed, stay connected and help find those answers and the solutions to some of the food issues that face us.

Happy sprouting!

Steph