Simply smooth: Simple smoothie recipes to start your day

Smoothies are a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.  By using frozen fruits, you can make into a creamy  and fresh smoothie bowl and tailor to the flavours you like.

A good formula for making up smoothies is:

  • 1 .5 cups fruit  (ideally frozen, but you can also include a combination with fresh and dried)
  • 1/4- 1/3 cup something thicker (e.g yoghurt, oats, nut meal, avocado, green leafy vegies such as spinach leaves. desiccated coconut)
  • 3/4 liquid (e.g. milk, coconut water, juice)
  • 1/2 – 2tbsp of added extras (e.g. spices, chia seeds, matcha powder, cacao, vanilla essence, peanut butter, other nuts)

Blend these ingredients for a few minutes and your ready to go (just add your toppings of choice if you’re making a smoothie bowl!)

Here are some recipes to help get your creative juices flowing and to give you a “smooth” start to the day. Just click on the headings for the full recipes.

1. Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Banana are such a fabulous, all-round ingredient- a perfect addition to a smoothie. Just add some yoghurt, oats, milks and spices and you have a protein and fibre-packed start to the  day OR a fantastic snack to fuel an active lifestyle.

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A classic banana smoothie with a few added extras…

2. Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl

This colourful smoothie bowl is packed full of goodness: high in antioxidants, low in fat, naturally sweetened, a serve of vegies and just plain delicious!

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Berries, spinach, chia seeds and coconut water make up this deliciously healthy combination.

3. Green is Good Smoothie Bowl

Green is definitely the new black with this smoothie. Rich in antioxidants and good fats, it is a great start to the day…or a great snack to keep you going.

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Avocado, spinach and matcha give the green goodness in the smoothie!

4. Chilli Mango Smoothie Bowl

While it may sound like an odd combination, the chilli in this smoothie give a great kick to this deliciously tropical snack!

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Mango, coconut and chilli: A creamy texture with a nice little kick!

5. Tropical Monkey Smoothie Bowl

The flavours of banana, chocolate and coconut make this smoothie bowl a perfectly delicious breakfast or snack…or even a healthier dessert!

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Banana, peanut butter, dates and cacao: a tasty and affordable way to get your protein and carb fix!

 

 

 

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