A Smoothie for Everyone
Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.
Even better: Smoothies may be the fastest food of all. There’s next to no prep work, no cooking, hardly any cleanup. Perfect for busy parents, kids whose hunger has hit 'right now' and everyone in between!
My Top Smoothie Tips:
If your serious about your smoothies and want the creamy, well blender beauties we see on social media you need to invest in a high speed blender with at least an 800-watt motor.
Prepare frozen fruit and veg ahead to save time. Cut and freeze on a baking pa, then transfer to a freezer bag or container. Its a great way to use up extra greens and fruit that could go to waste!
Frozen bananas, lightly steamed and frozen cauliflower goes a long way. Peel, slice, and freeze them. These go-to smoothie recipe ingredient adds thickness without taking over other flavors.
The thicker the smoothie you want the less liquid you add (hence why you need a high speed blender). If your going more for nice-cream consistency let the frozen fruit defrost for 5mins before blending!
Make sure you are not just slurping down a fruit fiasco - in general smoothies should include a healthy fat like avocado, nut or coconut milk and a quality protein powder so the smoothie really fills you up. Most people who pile a whole lot of fruit in the blender find they are hungry within the hour, as fruit generally takes 30 mins to digest from our stomach to our small intestine (just something to keep in mind).
Green Goodess Smoothie
The Green Goddess smoothie is packed with powerhouse nutrients that help with inflammation, gut health, hydration and boosts immunity and energy levels all while tasting A-mazing. This is a great way to get anti-green kids into consuming happily!
Green Goodness Smoothie
1 large handful of spinach
2cm round of pineapple
1/2 a large cucumber or frozen zucchini
Small handful fresh basil leaves (optional)
1 peeled lemon (or because I had none I used 2 drops Doterra lemon essential oil)
2cm peeled knob of ginger (or 2 drops Doterra ginger essential oil)
handful of ice (optional)
I used a base liquid of Daily organics lemon and ginger kombucha which adds gut loving probiotics to the mix as well but you could try water kefir, coconut water or plain filtered water too. Can add a few ice cubes if you like super cold!
Blend till Smooth!!
Berry Crush Protein Smoothie
In your on the go or recovering from a exercise session this is the smoothie for you. It kick-starts your metabolism, helps maintain a healthy weight, aids muscle repair and keeps you satisfied for ages!
Did you know that polyphenols give fruits, berries and vegetables their vibrant colors! When consumed by us, polyphenols have diverse biological properties, including: ✓ Fighting cancer cells and inhibiting angiogenesis(the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor) ✓ Protecting your skin against ultraviolet radiation ✓ Fighting free radicals, and reducing the appearance of aging ✓ Promoting brain health, and protecting against dementia ✓ Reducing inflammation ✓ Supporting normal blood sugar levels ✓ Protecting your cardiovascular system ✓ Promoting normal blood pressure
Berry Crush Protein Smoothie
2 big TBS mango and turmeric Raglan coconut yoghurt (could use plain)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup coconut milk (Pureharvest Cocoquench is a good brand)
1 TBS Pure Jungle Acai powder
Blend till smooth and top with extra berries & 🍒
So a pink and red combo maybe a fashion crime but in a smoothie its so and will bring 😊 to all who indulge! This is a great afternoon treat for kids and with the thriving protein included with fill them to dinner time. Red /pink fruits and vegetables in particular contain nutrients that maintain healthy blood pressure, discourage growth of tumours, reduce bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, and help prevent arthritis.
2 frozen bananas
4 steamed and then frozen cauliflower florets
1/2 cup coconut milk
Add 1/4 of blend to a jar and then add 1/2 grated small beetroot and 1/4 cup raspberries.
Blend till smooth and add on top of the first layer
If making smoothies is all about fun and you want to embrace your inner unicorn these are the ones for you! Coloured with natural, nutrient rich powders - it shows can can bring a pop of colour to your (or your kids) life without in involving the dreaded food colouring bottles and the negative side effects they cause.
Soak 2TBS CHIA seeds in 3/4 cup coconut water overnight.
Add 1tsp Just Blends Butterfly Pea powder in the morning and stir through.
Thinly slice a feijoa and take 2 of the pieces and stick to the inside of your jars.
In a blender add 1 cup frozen mango and 2 TBS Raglan Coconut Yoghurt mango and turmeric flavour. Blend till smooth and pour into two jars. .
For the pink layer add 2 frozen bananas and 1/2 cup Pureharvest coconut milk. Blend till smooth. Add 2 tsp Just Blends Pitaya powder and mix again.
Spoon onto mango layer in the jars so it doesn't mix.
Finally pour the blue chia blend on top.
Top with granola or muesli of choice
The Just Blends straws are stainless steel in silver and gold and are a vital piece of kitchen equipment if your into smoothie making. One use plastic straws are a no go for the health of our planet! These can be purchased through the Revitalizeme store
What is your favourite smoothie recipe? I'm always looking for new inspo!!!
Tag me in on your creations on Instagram and Facebook and I'll randomly select a few of you to get Just Blend Stainless steel straws in the mail!