We’ve arrived at Beachport South Australia, one week into our 10 month adventure around Australia. So far we’ve explored Princetown (just outside of Port Campbell), bush camped at Narrawong, and pulled up next to a horse paddock for two nights at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds.
Throughout the week we’ve enjoyed daily picnics and making up meals out of the back of the car. Given we are only at the start of our trip, we haven’t been skimping it when it comes to breakfast, with bacon and egg cook ups most mornings.
But today I got back to what’s considered a normal morning routine for me and whipped up a green smoothie, before tucking into oats and nuts. This green blend of goodness was just what my body needed after a day of touring the Coonawarra wine region yesterday…
This cleansing smoothie helped heal my head after a day of touring the wineries of Coonawarra
With the little space in our van I had to leave my trusty blender behind and switch to a small Bar-Mix stick blender instead.
I’m soon finding that it doesn’t work nearly as well, but it still does the trick to get a quick shot of nutrients and since we had a powered site I gave it a crack.
Give this recipe a try at home – just make sure you use a blender unless you don’t mind the occasional cucumber chunk!
Green smoothie ingredients
- Small handful lettuce leaves
- ¼ cucumber
- ¼ ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon green tea ‘Matcha Maiden’ powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
Apple cider vinegar – helps to improve digestion when taken before a meal and is particularly beneficial for people with stomach issues such as reflux, bloating and indigestion.
Matcha Maiden green tea powder – This 100% pure green tea powder claims to have up to 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea so its great to boost metabolism and detoxify the body.
Cucumber – with a high water content cucumber contains B vitamins and electrolytes which can help to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.