Smoothies are a great way to hydrate, nourish and get a boost of vitamins and minerals. Add some protein powder (plant-based) and you have a perfect post-workout refuelling meal.
I personally don’t think fruit-only smoothies should replace a meal. But they can be a quick pre-breakfast infusion of goodness which will hit your bloodstream in 30 mins on an empty stomach. BOOM!
Here’s how I make mine more nourishing and filling, with three of my favourite personal recipes.
Very Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup berries
- 1 banana or a few slices of mango for sweetness
- 30g protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Optional: nut milk instead of water and some coconut yoghurt (or normal yogurt if you’re not vegan)
One of my absolute favourites because of its freshness and zing!
🌱1 celery stick
🌱Handful of kale or spinach or both 🙂
🌱1 apple and or pear
🌱1 inch ginger
🌱1 table spoon hemp protein powder
🌱Half a lemon/lime juice
🌱1 tea spoon #chia seeds
🌱Basil (ads a beautiful fragrance and lifts all the flavours)
🌱Honey/agave syrup/fruit syrup
The Dessert Smoothie
As simple and delicious as:
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut chips/milk
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- Nut milk
During summer, I love to mix tropical flavours, melon and spices for an unexpected explosion of flavour.
- Passion fruit (optional)
- One orange/tangerine
- Cloves (yes, trust me! add 2-3)
- Pinch of cinnamon