7 Easy and Inspiring Smoothie Recipes

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Bored with smoothies? Here are 7 easy and inspiring smoothie recipes to indulge in.

Create delicious and nutritious breakfasts and snacks with these 7 easy smoothie recipes this Summer.

Peach Cobbler Protein Shake from Jennifer Meyering 

This smoothie tastes like a dessert, but it is loaded with nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh peaches
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice

Method

  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  • If smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk and blend again.
  • If smoothie is too thin, add more ice and blend again.

Ultimate Green Smoothie by Jen Hansard 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 bananas, Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie. We often use frozen mangos and bananas our green smoothies.

Method

  • Tightly pack leafy greens in a measuring cup and then place in blender.
  • Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone and mixture is smooth.
  • Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.

Orange Carrot Basil Smoothie from Jar of Lemons 

This slightly savory smoothie is a great option for those who don’t favour a sweet meal first thing in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 large, whole carrot
  • 1 navel orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 chopped Basil cube
  • 5 frozen coconut milk cubes

Method

  • The night before making this smoothie, pour coconut milk into an ice tray and freeze.
  • Chop up basil and mix with water. Pour into an ice tray and freeze.
  • In the morning, wash and cut off the top of a large carrot. Blend, adding in the orange slices.
  • Add in the frozen coconut milk and chopped Basil cubes and blend.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Tropical Chia Smoothie Parfait from Carve Your Craving 

A coconut chia layer adds an extra nutritional boost to this layered parfait.

For Chia parfait

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon honey/maple syrup/agave

For smoothie

  • ¼ cup frozen pineapples chunks
  • ½ cup mango chunks
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of cinnamon

For topping

  • Fresh/frozen fruit
  • Granola / cereal of choice

Method

  • Mix chia seeds and agave in coconut water for 10 -15 minutes. Once gelled, chia is ready to use.
  • In a high-powered blender, blend all ingredients for the smoothie.
  • Divide the chia in 2 glasses.
  • Top chia with smoothie recipe, followed by desired additional toppings.

Vanilla Pudding Smoothie from Makings Of 

Made with just five ingredients, this smoothie bowl packs a nutritional and flavour punch.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste/extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla protein powder (optional)

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Drink straight or top with granola, if desired.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie from Love & Lemons 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons whole rolled oats
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted
  • Handful of spinach
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 6 ice cubes
  • ¾ to 1 cup almond milk

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Top with additional fruit and seeds if desired.

Turmeric Mango Smoothie Bowl from Love Leaf

Add some crunch to this smoothie by by sprinkling granola over the smoothie bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • Granola (to taste)

Method

  • Blend all ingredients (excluding granola) in a high-speed blender adding more milk if required
  • To hold the granola, smoothie must be thick
  • Top with granola and any other desired toppings such as coconut flakes, and chia seeds.

 

 

 

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Amie Maclaine

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Amie is a self-professed make up addict with a larger perfume collection than anyone in the southern hemisphere. There’s not a night of the week you won’t find her without a face mask on, and cup of peppermint tea in hand. With a passion for all things food and wellness, she’s the first to jump on a new heath trend. If she’s not rocking one of her well-loved rugby jumpers, you’ll find her in her active wear, Almond Dirty Chai in-tow, ready to take on the day.

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