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Kiwi, kale and chia parfait smoothie

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

Try this next-level smoothie from bloggers Green Kitchen Stories. Their new book, Green Kitchen Smoothies, is a celebration of this healthy way to pack fruit, veg and nuts into your diet. This showstopping smoothie can double up for dessert or breakfast.

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Ingredients

  • white chia seeds 3 tbsp
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • lime zest 1/2 tsp
  • coconut milk 250ml
  • ripe avocado 1/4
  • kiwi fruit 1, peeled and chopped
  • frozen banana 1, chopped
  • kale or spinach 1 handful, stems removed
  • coconut water 125ml
  • kiwi fruit slices and chunks
  • nut butter
  • blueberries
  • granola
  • lemon balm (optional)

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the coconut chia pudding, put the chia seeds, vanilla and lime zest in a bowl. Pour over the milk and mix until well combined. Stir every now and again in the first 10 minutes to prevent lumps from forming. Leave to soak in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight. It's ready when the chia seeds form a gelatinous substance around themselves and the overall consistency is thick and jelly-like.

  • Step 2

    To make the kiwi smoothie, put all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until completely smooth.

  • Step 3

    Spoon half the chia pudding into the base of two medium sized glasses. Arrange a few kiwi slices around the inside of the glasses. Cover with half the the kiwi fruit smoothie , the rest of the chia pudding and a dollop of nut butter. Top with chopped kiwi fruit, blueberries and granola and a little lemon balm, if you like.


    Recipe taken from Green Kitchen Smoothies by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, published by Hardie Grant, £15.00

    greenkitchenstories.com

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