Food recipe: Chef Sati Faulks’s green morning smoothie

Try this healthy vegan smoothie recipe to start out your day

Chef Sati Faulks's fruit and vegetable smoothie, made during a cookery class at the Comptoir 102 restaurant in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
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1 medium handful of baby spinach leaves

1 medium handful of kale

1 apple (if using a high-grade blender, you can use the entire apple, minus the stem)

1 banana

¼ cup young coconut meat (or use 2 to 3 tbsp of almond butter)

2 to 3 dried (pitted) dates

1 tsp spirulina powder (blue green algae; high in vitamins, minerals, detoxifying)

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Pinch of vanilla bean

Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

1½ to 2 cups water or coconut water (use less for thicker consistency, more for thinner consistency)


1 Process all ingredients in a high-quality blender or juicing machine. Blend until smooth.

2 Add cacao nibs for garnish and texture.