Updated: Sep 4
A lot of you have been following my journey of smoothie making for a while now. Let me tell you smoothies are not my favorite breakfast. I used to be one of those people who used to laugh at others when they made smoothies to start their day because how can you not have a hot breakfast?
Sigh how the mighty have fallen. Since I am trying to eat right, Smoothies have become a very convenient way to start the weekday when you are running for work. They are healthy, nutritious, and a good way to add sugar to my diet from fruits.
There are a lot of other things you can add to your smoothie but I don’t have the time or energy or space to stock things to put in my breakfast so these work well for me.
Here is a basic guideline for any smoothie:
Ingredients: The Base: (cannot make a smoothie without this)
1 frozen banana (Freezing the banana makes it really creamy)
Almond or soy or coconut or regular milk
OR you can use 5 - 6 Cashews OR Almonds instead of a nut milk.
1 tbsp Honey or 3 dates (seedless) for sweetness
A high-power blender to bring it all together. I use a Nutri Ninja.
The extras: (give your smoothies the extra kick)
Frozen berries or red apple or green apple or dragonfruit or peach or nectarine or kiwi or mangoes or figs.
A handful of frozen spinach or kale
1 tbsp Hemp seeds
2 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp Açai powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Turmeric
1/2 cup Yogurt (you can use coconut yogurt as well)
A scoop of Whey or Vegan protein powder
1 tbsp Maca powder
1 a tbsp Cocoa powder (only if you want chocolate e smoothie)
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
In a high-powered blender add the ingredients for the base, the extras, and some of the optionals.
If using Almonds or Cashews instead of nut milk, add a few Ice cubes or 1 cup of cold water and blend.
Serve chilled and enjoy