Sooooo lately everyone has gone “smoothie” crazy ! And I for one love them, loads of my clients have got blenders/juicers and nutribullets and its a great way to pack in loads of quality nutrition especially if you’re on the go………….they are quick to prepare and can be used as a snack, pre or post workout or as compliment to a meal.
I use a really basic formula for my smoothies and blitz them in the nutribullet, I’ve always had a problem with following a recipe so I prefer a simple formula –
Base liquid – water, almond milk, coconut milk, regular milk, soya milk, carrot juice …………. endless possibilities
Base ingredient – fruit and veg, basically anything goes, banana, apple, celery, kale, spinach, carrots, fennel, berries, spring greens, kiwi, papaya………..(I always try for a 2:1 ratio of veg and fruit, so there’s not a sugar overload)
Then add any of the following to upgrade your smoothie ……..
Add Fat – almond butter, ground flaxseed, nuts, coconut oil
Add Sweetner – local honey, frozen berries, agave nectar
Add Protein – greek yoghurt, ricotta cheese, organic protein powder, soya
Add Spice and Herbs – fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, nutmeg,
Personalise your smoothies to suit your own tastebuds and think about what your body needs and when, maybe for a breakfast style smoothie you’d like to add a shot of coffee to your banana smoothie to liven up the senses and when you get that afternoon dip a spot of fresh ginger might liven up that carrot, kale and coriander smoothie.
A few of my favourites are –
Avocado, walnut and banana with almond milk and soya yoghurt
Celery, kiwi, kale and blueberry with water and fresh ginger
Spinach, clementine, cucumber, wheat germ and blueberry with rice milk
GET CREATIVE PEOLPE !