I LOVE smoothies!

I have a smoothie almost every day. They are great to have for breakfast, as a post workout snack and as a super yummy treat! There are so many amazing ways you can add them into your diet and enjoy them throughout the day and I am most certainly a fan!

Why do I like smoothies?

  • They’re a great way to pack a lot of vitamins, minerals and nutrients into one meal/drink.
  • They’re great for incorporating a lot of ‘health’ foods such as probiotics, collagen and protein powder.
  • You can fill them up with all the necessary nutrients to help your body thrive such as fats, fibre and protein.
  • You can tailor them to your own liking by using ingredients that tickle your taste buds and by adding textures that make them more palatable to you.
  • They’re a super easy way of getting greens into your diet (especially if you don’t like the taste/texture of them).
  • They’re great for fuelling your body in the morning to set you up for the day.
  • Smoothies are amazing for re-energising your body after a workout.
  • You can pack your smoothie with anything that makes your body hum!

So yes, I’m a massive fan of a good smoothie! When it comes to making your own, there are so many recipes out there and so many ingredients to choose from that you can quite literally design a smoothie that fuels your body in the most epic way possible!

Watch out points:

  • Don’t pack too much fruit into your smoothies. Our bodies don’t need THAT much sugar and in fact, adding too much fructose can be a lot for our bodies to handle all in one go. Try limiting your fruit intake to a quarter cup (especially fruits such as bananas and mango).
  • When buying protein powders (or any health powders), check the ingredients! Make sure you know exactly what is going into your body.
  • Try to always add PROTEIN, FATS, FIBRE and GREENS into every smoothie so that your body is getting exactly what it needs to function optimally.

*I’ll leave the links to some of the products I love at the end of this article.

Watch the video to find out how to make 3 of my ‘go to’ smoothie recipes or continue reading to find out what ingredients you will need for each one! Enjoy! 

PB & J SMOOTHIE

Pbj Smoothie

This is probably my number one smoothie and for sure my ‘go to’ recipe – especially when it comes to breakfast time. I love how refreshing yet satisfying it is! 

I've written an article on why I love blueberries and thought I'd link it here as they feature in a LOT of my smoothies.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk*
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds*
  • 1 tsp chocolate greens powder
  • 1 tsp probiotic powder

*Substitutes:

You can use any milk you like – coconut, rice, oat, cashew.

You can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter or any nut butter you like.

Alternatives for hemp seeds are chia seeds or flaxseed. 

BERRY SMOOTHIE

Berry Smoothie

I love how light and cooling this smoothie is! Because of the added spinach, the colour is on the brownish side – but I promise you, it still tastes incredibly yummy and if you love berries then this is the one for you!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Big handful of spinach
  • 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk*
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder*
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed*
  • 1 tsp chocolate greens powder
  • 1 tsp probiotic powder

*Substitutes:

You can use any milk you like – coconut, rice, oat, cashew.

Berry protein powder is also great to use in this recipe.

Alternatives for flaxseed are chia seeds or hemp seeds. 

CHOCOLATE SALTED CARAMEL SMOOTHIE

Chocolate Salted Caramel Smoothie

This is the most decadent smoothie I have ever made – if you’re a chocolate lover or just after a treat, then this will definitely hit the spot! Plus, the magnesium from the cacao and the added maca powder are great for boosting your energy.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk*
  • 1 serving salted caramel protein powder*   
  • 1 tsp almond butter*
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds*
  • 1 tsp maca powder*
  • 1 tsp cacao powder*
  • 1 tsp chocolate greens powder
  • 1 tsp probiotic powder

*Substitutes:

You can use any milk you like – coconut, rice, oat, cashew.

You can substitute the almond butter for any nut butter you like.

Alternatives for hemp seeds are chia seeds or flaxseed.

The maca powder and cacao powder are completely optional. It depends on what you have in your pantry but the smoothie is just as delicious without them. 


 SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I LOVE:

Happy Way protein powder

Pono Probiotic powder

365 Nourish chocolate greens powder


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