Green goddess smoothie

It’s tempting to just throw a bunch of fruit and veges in a blender and hope for the best, but that’s not what makes a good smoothie great. By using a recipe, you can ensure the correct balance of acidity and sweetness. Also, the consistency will be just right – not too thin, but not a thick sludge either. Most importantly, a great smoothie will be healthy – not simply a whole heap of sugar disguised as fruit. This green goddess smoothie is one of my trusty standbys. I regularly knock one back for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon snack. The pear provides the sweetness, the lime the acidity and the avocado makes for a smooth and creamy texture, plus it’s packed full of goodness. Enjoy!

By Nici Wickes
  • 5 mins preparation
  • Serves 2
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Green goddess smoothie
  • 1 pear
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 coconut milk or coconut water (iced water also works well, but don’t use fruit juice)
  • 1/2 lime (or ¼ lemon)
  • 1 handful fresh mint (smack it first to release the aromas)
  • extra water, to top up to desired consistency


Green goddess smoothie
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    Blend all the ingredients for 30 seconds. Drink half in the morning and save the rest for an afternoon pick-me-up.


To get the full nutritional benefits from your smoothie, remember to “chew” it – this action stimulates the production of saliva, which contains crucial digestive enzymes to assist with nutrient absorption. When it comes to consistency, aim for a milkshake, not a thickshake.

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