Rainbow Breakfast - Green Smoothie Recipe 

by Lavinia Drake

Rainbow Breakfast - Green Smoothie Recipe 

Depending where you grew up, you'll have different ways for remembering the colours of the rainbow. Being British I learnt Richard (Red)

Of (Orange)

York (Yellow)

Gave (Green)

Battle (Blue)

In (Indigo)

Vain (Violet)

If your wondering who is this Richard of York? Well follow this link for all the gory info. In short he was born in the year 1411, the grandson of King Edward III, he served as Lord Protector of England but there were battles with those who disputed his claim to the throne, whilst Henry VI reined. After some battles it was decided he would rule after Henry VI died, but Richard of York was killed in battle a few weeks later. He was father to King Edward IV and King Richard III.

Anyway, here is a recipe for a great green smoothie, and when you lay out the ingredients it looks like a rainbow. I enjoy this for a typical breakfast. To mix it up, I'll sometimes eat it as a smoothie bowl, with some oats and dried fruit on top, to justify eating it with a spoon! Its a delicious alternative to the standard milk and cereal breakfast, and sets your body up for the day with a whole bunch of vitamins and green goodness.
Rainbow Breakfast - Green Smoothie Recipe Rainbow Breakfast - Green Smoothie Recipe  


Red - 2 cups of Watermelon

Orange - 1 carrot peeled and chopped into large chunks

Yellow - 1/2 a lemon put the flesh in, not just the juice,

1 banana,

1 inch of ginger

Green - 1 cup of frozen spinach

Blue - 1/2 cup blueberries

Indigo - 1 cup of water and 5 ice cubes

Violet - 1 tbsp chia seeds - these are kinda violet 'en masse'

Put all the ingredients into a blender, I use a vitamix, and blend on the highest speed for 30 seconds to a minute, until all the ingredients have dissolved into a smooth gorgeous green.

Pour into a glass or bowl, and top with some of your favourite dried fruits, nuts and cereal.

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Rainbow Breakfast - Green Smoothie Recipe