July 20, 2021

Pick & Mix Smoothie

Recipe

  1. Add 250ml of water, coconut water or your choice of milk to a blender.
  2. Pick and mix from below. Add one to two servings of good fats, fibre, protein, superfoods, flavourings or sweeteners from the choices below and then whizz up in the blender until the smoothie is of your desired consistency.

Good fats:

1/4 avocado, 4 tablespoons of coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon of ground seeds (e.g. chia, hemp, flax, pumpkin, sunflower - can do a mix of all or use Linwoods), 1 tablespoon of nut butter, 2 tablespoons of nuts or 1 tablespoon of tahini

Fibre

1/2 green apple, 1/2 banana, 70g berries (fresh or frozen), 2 dates (pitted), 2 tablespoons of oats, 1/2 pear or 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk

Protein

1 raw egg, 2 tablespoon of ground almonds, 4 tablespoon of full fat Greek yoghurt or 1 serving of protein powder.

Superfoods

1 tablespoon of açai powder, 1 tablespoon of bee pollen (not if you have a bee allergy!), 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder, 1 tablespoon of goji berries, 1 tablespoon of maca powder or a handful of fresh spinach or kale.

Flavourings or sweetners

1/2 - 1 teaspoon of ground cinammon, a squeeze of lime, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or raw honey, 1/2 teaspoon of grated nutmeg, a pinch of Himalayan pink salt, 1 teaspoon of stevia or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Example smoothie using the above method:

250ml almond milk, 1 teaspoon of ground seeds, 70g frozen mixed berries, 1/2 banana, 1 raw organic egg, handful of spinach leaves, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon & 1 teaspoon of maple syrup - yummy!

1/4 avocado

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