Mid-summer smoothie making

Mornings are not my jam. I hit the snooze button on my phone at least three times every morning before rolling out of bed. As a result of this I end up with no time to make breakfast. That’s where smoothies come in handy. And if you are like me, you know that there’s something deeply satisfying about the vibrant sweetness of a fruit early in the morning.

Fruit smoothies are packed with all sorts of nutritional benefits like vitamin C, anti-oxidants and are generally brimming with health affirming goodness. Basically, it’s nutrition in a glass. Heaven only knows how they get to taste so incredibly delicious. What I love about smoothies is that they fit perfectly into my hectic morning routine. They takes me 5 minutes to prepare and can be consumed on the go.

I decided to gather some of my favourite smoothie recipes and share them with you. Some you’ve probably tried before, others might be new; give one, or all 5 a try.
One method applies to all: blend all of the ingredients together, simples :)

Apple and avocado smoothie

  •  1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped (100g)
  • ½ avocado (100g)
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 100ml milk
  • Handful of ice


Apple and Avocado Smoothie

Raspberry smoothie with a ginger twist

  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
  • 140g frozen raspberries
  • 1 glass apple juice (200ml)
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. milled flaxseed

Did you know that this plump red berry is good for heart health. They’re high in fiber and Vitamin C. Research suggests that eating more raspberries may prevent the growth of cancer cells.

raspberry and ginger smoothie

Dry figs smoothie

  • 8 dried figs (150g)
  • 2 tbsp. cold, cooked porridge (30g)
  • 200ml Greek-style yogurt
  • 100ml full-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Handful of ice

dry figs smoothie recipe
Lemon smoothie

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
  • 50ml full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon curd

lemon smoothie recipe

Orange smoothie

  • 100ml orange juice
  • 50ml pineapple juice
  • 50ml milk
  • 50g cottage cheese

orange smoothie recipe

 

Do you have your favourite smoothie recipe? Feel free to share here, I’ll happily try new ones :)
Marta.

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