We love smoothies at our home and eat them almost everyday especially in the Spring/ Summertime. We often have a smoothie for breakfast on the weekdays or if we don’t have one for breakfast we’ll often have one for lunch. Smoothies are not only tasty they are jammed packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. These are great to make as they don’t take much time and you can take it with you if you don’t have time to sit down to eat.
2 x bananas (any stage of ripeness the greener the less sugar they contain)
1 cup frozen or fresh berries (we use blueberries, strawberries and raspberries)
1T protein powder (I buy whey powder make sure yours has no (added) sugar and is additive free)
1T ground linseeds
1T ground chia seeds
1T spirulina (it’ll make your smoothie grey we call it slug slush)
1T ground almonds
4 Brazil nuts
1T nut butter
1T coconut oil or coconut meat
1T honey or 3 dates if you want it a little sweeter
2-3 fresh silverbeet, spinach or kale leaves
Any other fruit you want to add; ie if I have mangoes we add those.
Place all your ingredients in the blender and blender until they are blitzed then blender for another 30 sec to one minute to fluff up the smoothie. Enjoy anytime of the day.
# Both my boys love having smoothies (John calls it a movie so cute) hence why my recipe is for 2 adults and 1.5 children. Gabriel is starting to get bigger so we’re going to need to upscale this recipe to allow it to be for 2 adults and 2 kids.
This recipe has a good amount of protein, antioxidants, and omega 3s to give you a good nutrient dense breakfast. I find this will keep me going till about 11 or so then I might have some nuts or a piece of fruit which then keeps me going till lunch time.
Do you make smoothies? What’s your favourite recipe. Id’ love to hear how you make yours.