Susie Burrell

‘your food, your body, your life’

The Best Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are extremely popular both as a quick and easy breakfast on the run, but also as a filling, nutritious drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. While smoothies can be a very nutritious choice, they can also be packed with calories and sugars when we do not get the balance right. So if you love your smoothies, but are not sure how to get the right mix of taste and nutrition here are some of my favourite recipes for some inspiration. 

Breakfast Smoothies

Cacao Banana Smoothie 

Ingredients

1 cup milk

1 small banana 

2 tbsp. LSA powder

½ cup baby spinach leaves

1 tbsp. cacao powder or cacao spread

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 cup of ice 

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Antioxidant Hit

Ingredients

1 small banana

1/2 cup berries 

2 carrots, juiced 

1/2 cup Greek style yoghurt 

1 small piece ginger

1 cup ice 

Method

1. Blend together all ingredients and serve.

Sunshine smoothie

Ingredients

Handful of kale

1 small banana

1 kiwi fruit

1 cup of milk

1 tbsp. chia seeds

Method

1. Blend all ingredients together and top with chia seeds

Mid-Morning Energy Boost

Banana Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup blueberries

3 strawberries

½ cup water

½ banana

 Ice cubes

½ cup milk

Method

1. Blend all ingredients and serve.

Lunch Smoothies

Ingredients

1 cup milk

1/2 cup natural yoghurt OR cottage cheese

1 small banana

1/3 cup berries 

1 tbsp. oats

1 egg

1 tbsp. No Added Sugar Peanut Butter

Method

1. Blend ingredients in a blender for 1 minute until mix is smooth.

Afternoon Energy Boost

Ingredients

150g frozen blueberries

1 cup water or low fat milk milk (use water if vegan or dairy free)

1 small banana

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed 

1 serve vanilla protein powder (use vegan or dairy free protein powder if required) 

1 pinch cinnamon

Ice to blend 

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Serve immediately.