Simple Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a delicious start to any day! Made right and they will fill you with vitality and get you up and going for your day. Smoothies are a wonderful way to get a few extra fruit and vegetable servings in! When we make smoothies, we always include some fruits, veggies, healthy fats and protein. Here’s our 5 favourite smoothies with 5 ingredients or less!

Simply scroll to the bottom for the method.

Green

1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
1–2 handfuls greens (spinach, baby kale)
1 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
Top up with water or coconut water
1 Tbsp nuts or seeds (chia, linseed, sunflower, cashew, almonds)

Can add:
1 Tbsp dried coconut
4–5 fresh mint leaves
1 tsp fresh ginger

Banana Berry

1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
1 cup frozen berries
Top up with milk (almond, soy, dairy, oat) or water

Can add:
¼ cup plain, unsweetened yoghurt
1 tsp honey (optional)

Oaty Choc

1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
2 Tbsp rolled oats
2 tsp cocoa or cacao powder
Top up with milk (almond, soy, dairy, oat)

Can add:
½ cup frozen berries (raspberry, blueberry)
¼ fresh or frozen avocado

Banana Nut

1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
1–2 Tbsp nut butter
1–2 Tbsp oats
1 medjool or 2 dried dates
Top up with milk (almond, soy, dairy, oat)

Can add:
A good pinch of cinnamon

Tropical

1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
1 cup fresh or frozen mango or pineapple
1 Tbsp dried coconut
Top up with milk (coconut, almond) or water

Method — for any smoothie:

Add all ingredients for your smoothie into a blender and blitz for about 1 minute, or until smooth and lumps are gone. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid until you reach your desired consistency. For smoothie bowls, use a little less liquid than usual, but enough to ensure the mixture all gets blended and combined.

Tip — dice up any fruit that’s about to turn over-ripe (kiwifruit, banana, pineapple, mango, berries, avocado), and store in the freezer to use for smoothies! It means you’ll always have some good smoothie basics handy, there’s less food wastage and your smoothie ends up nice and chilled! Win win win!

Tip 2 — If you usually use a protein powder, you can simply add this to your smoothies too — you might just need to add a dash more liquid.


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