Food

How to make the perfect smoothie?

 

Smoothie is a thick cocktail mostly made from blended fresh fruits and vegetables. It may include ingredients as: water, dairy products (milk, yogurt, buttermilk), plant milk (soya, oat, coconut etc.), fruit juice, nuts, oats, seeds, honey, peanut butter, chocolate and much more.

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Personally I love smoothies – the texture, the taste and the fact that they are incredible filling. A vitamin-packed smoothie is a great way to start the day, or a perfect grab-and-go option if you’re in rush. Unfortunately, not all smoothies are healthy. Usually ready-made ones are a combination of pasteurized juice and sugar-loaded  yogurt with a bit of fresh fruits. So what to do to get a delicious and healthy smoothie? Either you can find a decent, genuine juice bar… OR make it yourself ❤

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Blend like a boss

Step 1: for your base choose fruit that gives a lovely creamy texture e.g. banana, avocado, mango

Step 2: go green – try to add spinach, kale, celery, parsley, broccoli

Step 3: don’t forget liquid base – e.g. milk, dairy-free alternative such as soya or almond milk, natural or flavoured yogurt, fruit juice, coconut water

Step 4: get creative – add spices (cinnamon, vanilla), herbs (mint), dried fruits, peanut butter, linseeds, cocoa powder etc.

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My Favourite Recipes

Sweet & Fruity – Berry & Avocado Smoothie

1/2 ripe avocado

1 banana

200g mixed frozen/or fresh berries

water and oat milk

Creamy Avocado-Spinach Smoothie

1/2 ripe avocado

1 banana

1 handful baby spinach

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp honey

water and almond milk

 

Breakfast Oat Smoothie

2 bananas

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 tbsp honey

soya milk

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Breakfast Coffee Smoothie

2 bananas

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 tbsp instant coffee (dissolved in a bit of hot water)

soya milk

Banana Nut Smoothie

2 bananas

2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

soya milk

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Check more recipes on my blog:

Ultimate Peanut Butter Smoothie

I love you berry much

Delicious Hangover Cure

Tropical Paradise

Meet Kale: your new friend with benefits

“I yam what I yam and dats all what I yam” – Popeye The Sailor Man

Enjoy!

 

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