There’s nothing I love more than a good smoothie. I know people will say ‘it’s not healthy’ and ‘you should eat WHOLE fruit, not juiced fruit’, and yeah, sure, it’s better but also blargh. I don’t care!
I have a cheap and cheerful Breville Active Blend Blender
They are about £19.99 and handy when you want to make a quick smoothie! Plus, they make just enough for one glass and you can blend and go with the lid that comes with it.
Ever since I got one of these a year or so ago I’ve been making smoothies every now and then. I’ve done a little bit of tweaking here and there and have narrowed down three of my favourites which I’ll always go to for a quick fix of health and tastiness!
Quick note – I’ll pretty much always use frozen fruit because it is more refreshing but also keeps it’s colour better than fresh fruit.
Without further ado – my three fave smoothies!
Blueberry, Banana and Spinach
Easily made, like all of them, about a cup of frozen blueberries, a cup of almond milk, half a cup of frozen bananas and a cup of fresh spinach (you can’t taste it, honestly, it’s just healthy). I’d then add a cup of two of water and a good blast of agave nectar. The water and agave are to your own desire so I always make it without either and then add it after and blend again until the consistency and sweetness is right.
I’m not really a recipe-type person. I like to throw things together and see how it goes so measurements might not be exact, it’s just dependent on what you want!
Mango sorbet smoothie
Ignore my dirty windows… this is refreshing and delicious. I love mangoes so much it’s crazy! Frozen mangoes blend into a sorbet-type consistency. You could probably blend them up and put them back into the freezer to solidify but for this smoothie all you have to do is blend up two cups of them, add 3-4 cups of water (maybe more, depending on how thick you want it) and squeeze about a tablespoon of agave into it.
It’s that simple!
Banana and almond/peanut butter smoothie
I am sure I had a picture of thing one but I can’t seem to find it so here is a nice picture of my favourite almond butter!
You can make this one with fresh bananas of frozen. I generally go for fresh with this one as I have this smoothie as a treat – room temp feels more like a naughty snack rather than something cold… that’s insane, I know. I can’t help it.
Use one banana, one cup of almond milk, three or four tablespoons of almond or peanut butter (because both are amazing) and half a teaspoon of cinnamon.
I am always looking for smoothie recipes to try but these three are my ultimate favourites which I go back to time and time again!
I’ve posted vegan versions (almond milk) but you can use real milk and/ or greek yogurt if you want to! It’s up to you, obviously!
Enjoy and let me know if you have a good, easy, recipe!