Suco Verde (Quickie) (Brazil)

Suco Verde (Quickie) (Brazil)

Every Friday I post a sweet or savoury, healthy recipe to welcome in the weekend!

 

This Recipe 

Suco Verde is Portuguese for "green juice." You quite literally put all the green things you can imagine into it and then some fruit for sweetness. There's lots of room for experimentation here but generally you'll have lime, mint and some type of leafy green. 

Of course, my recipe has a couple extra boosts in it! I added chia seeds (hydration + energy) and guarana (x2 caffeine of coffee.) This is great to have to fight off the afternoon energy slump, post-workout or between meals (although you should avoid regularly using it as a replacement.) You'll get the nutrients you need in less than 5 minutes. 

Makes 2 servings 

  • 10 cubes of chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup of coconut water 
  • 1 handful of kale (or other leafy greens)
  • 1 spring of mint - remove stem 
  • juice from 1 lime (1/2 if you prefer a less tart taste)
  • 4 dashes of guarana powder 
  • 1 spoonful of chia seeds 

 

Steps 

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until nearly smooth. You should end up with a creamy texture with small bits of green. (It's more appetising than it sounds!) Pour into a large glass and garnish with lime. 

 



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