I had a juicer once upon a time, and while I did enjoy using it - it took way too long to clean. Then I lost a bolt which was integral to it's operation, and that was the end of my juicing career. I'm quite sure they've improved on juicers over the last few years, however, I just don't have the patience for it. I do however enjoy consuming nutritious and tasty beverages that come together in a few minutes - this my friends, is certainly that.
There's a real punchy "green" flavour - which is present because I add Alberta Greens to this. It does take a bit getting used to if green juices typically aren't your thing, but I now think it's actually really tasty! You can purchase the Greens at Community Natural Foods, and I'm sure a few other health food stores around the city. They are packed full of goodness: Spirulina, Algae, Beet Root Powder, Probiotics, Bee Pollen, Wheat Grass and more!
The only prep really required for this is frozen bananas. I keep these stocked at all times in a freezer safe container. Once bananas are ripe, I cut them into thirds and freeze. I like the size of the 1/3 banana to use in single portion drinks. Just enough to add creaminess but not so much as to make it too "banana-y".
You can add anything you fancy to this, like most of my recipes. This is a good place to start, then you can fine tune it based on the flavours you like, or what you currently have in your kitchen!
I typically make this the day of, however, if you have an early start or limited time in the AM, just make it the night before and keep in the fridge!
1/3 frozen banana
1 heaping spoon full fat greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)
1 tbs Alberta Greens
1 tbs collagen powder (optional)
1 large handful spinach
1 large chunk cucumber (2-3")
1-1.5 cups water or coconut water (or do half water / half nut milk)
sprinkle of bee pollen (optional)
Optional add-ons: ginger, mint, apple, blueberries, protein powder
Combine all ingredients in a high powdered blender and blitz for a minute. Drink and enjoy!