A Green Smoothie recipe from Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, of Hemsley & Hemsley.

A smoothie for those times we've been deprived of raw green food (excellent after-flight care!) or need to balance an earlier rich meal. This dish is alkalising, hydrating, cleansing, antioxidant-rich and easy to digest - not to mention its minimal prep time.

We must remember not to depend on this shortcut alone - blending the fibre speeds up digestion so if you dump this meal into your stomach quickly it can cause a big rise in blood sugar and insulin levels and then a massive fall. Consider how long it would take you to chew all those vegetables whole. So the rules are with all food that you put into your mouth, whole or otherwise - chew it well and go slow. That's right folks - you even have to chew a smoothie... or a soup!




use organic ingredients where possible


serves 2 people

1 apple, 100g
2 sticks of celery
Half a cucumber
70g spinach or kale
20g watercress
Half an avocado
12g ginger, peeled
3g parsley
3 tablespoons of lemon juice/juice of a lemon
1.25 cups of filtered water
5g dried dulse - we like Clearspring
1 teaspoon of super green powder (chlorella, spirulina etc) - we like Naturya, or for a blend try Maximum Recovery Organic Super Mega Greens or Viridian Soul Food Greens Powder

To make it into a soup


1 large clove of garlic
1 tiny pinch of cayenne, to taste
2 medium spring onions
1 pinch of sea salt, to taste


  1. Wash all of the fruit and veg.
  2. Add the dulse and spirulina to the blender.
  3. Chop the veg and apple and place in the blender with the green leaves, avocado, ginger, parsley, lemon juice and most of the water, pulse a few times and blend until smooth. Add more water to achieve desired consistency.
  4. Add the savoury ingredients if you want a gazpacho.


Source: British Vogue 

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