We are pretty big smoothie and juicing fans in our home (you may have realised that from the many photos I’ve posts on Instagram).
I thought it would be a nice idea to share some of our recipes that we have turned to time and time again and really enjoy drinking.
We use the VonShef Personal Blender that is only £14.49 and works just as well, if not better than many other brands with the same product idea.
When I make my smoothies I like them to taste as good as they can but to also fill me up and give me lots of nutrition so I always use this 5 part rule:
Choose a base – The base it what will give a liquid quality to your smoothie. You can add as much or as little as you want depending on the thickness you desire. Bases I like to use are Coconut Water, Almond Milk, Vanilla Soy and of course plain water.
Choose a fat – Don’t be scared of fats. There are such a good thing as good fats and your body will be happy for you to eat them! Good fats I like to use are Avocado, Peanut Butter, Seeds and Coconut Oil.
Choose some fruits – Fruit makes things taste yummy, sweet and delicious. As well as providing you with vitamins and minerals. Fruits I like using are Bananas, Strawberries, Pineapple, Mango, Peaches, Figs, Dates and many more.
Choose some veggies – Veggies also add vitamins and minerals as well as important fibre. I love to use Kale, Spinach, Mint, Beetroot, Cucumber, Carrots, Peppers among others.
Superfood it up! – Superfoods are unbelievably good for you so add them in where you can. I use Maca Powder, Spirulina, Bee Pollen, Goji Berries, Green Tea, Flax Seed, Cocoa Nibs and more.
Add a protein – For this I normally stick to adding a protein powder or some nuts.
So here are some of my recipes:
Peaches and Cream Smoothie
1 cup Vanilla Milk
Half an Avocado
1tsp Cocoa Nibs
Very Berry Coconut Smoothie
2tsp Coconut Oil
6 Large Strawberries
3 Mint Leaves
Sweet Sublime Smoothie
These all make wonderful breakfasts and/or snacks. You can add protein powder to any of them for a lovely post workout fill-up.
Hope these help you and give you some yummy ideas. Let me know if you try these recipes and also let me know if you like them.