Now that I have a blender that actually, y’know, blends things, I’m back to making smoothies as my breakfast of choice most days. I love the variety and I’m always trying new combinations, but there is a rough recipe of sorts I use for all my smoothies that I thought I would share with you.
The first thing to choose is your liquid – my most common choices are:
- almond milk
- coconut water
Next up is adding your Fruit & Veggies and this is where the fun really happens! It really comes down to taste, and how filling you want your smoothie to be, but some of my favourite additions are:
- something green – normally spinach or kale
- berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or a mixture, generally frozen
- banana – fresh or frozen
- mango, peach, pineapple or anything else I’ve got!
The final stage is adding in any Other Goodies to help with both the flavour and to make the smoothie a more well-rounded breakfast.
I have a range of seeds and powders that I add to my smoothies depending on what I’m feeling like and what flavour I’m after. Some of the additions I’m using at the moment are:
- chia seeds
- acai powder
- maca powder
- raw cacao powder
- LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
If you’re using mainly fresh fruit then you might want to add some ice cubes to help thicken the smoothie, then it’s as simple as blending it all up, pouring it in a glass and enjoying your concoction!
What are some of your favourite smoothie combinations?