Easy berry smoothie

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.

smoothie_breakfast_nzBerry smoothie (for 2 adults and 1.5 children #)

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)

500ml kefir milk (or any milk alternative or 30/70 milk and yoghurt)

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

optional extras;

1T spirulina (it’ll make your smoothie grey we call it slug slush)

1T ground almonds

4 Brazil nuts

1 avocado

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.

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One thought on “Easy berry smoothie

  1. ingrid
    May 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Very nice, I try to make it simple and not use to many ingredients. My kids find honey to sweet so we do not use this. I just take what is avaibable .

    Thanks for sharing.

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