Bear with me before I reveal the recipe for this super simple five-ingredient detox juice – I’m about to go on a blog rant!
It’s not often I write rants (I usually share them verbally!) so that’s kind of why I wanted to mix a recipe with this post. Think of it as a reward for listening to me go on (or you could just skip the next bit and jump straight to the recipe if you like – I promise I won’t be upset!) (more…)
The trouble with putting weird ingredients in your smoothies is that you’re never quite sure how the end result will taste.
Then, by the time you’ve blended the whole thing up, if it tastes bad you’ve wasted perfectly good food (and in my case you’re left without brekkie).
Luckily this experiment worked!
I read an article recently on how being healthy has become kinda trendy of late.
Supermarkets are stocking foods like kale and quinoa as commonplace, picking up a green juice instead of a coffee in the morning no longer elicits cries of “Ooh get you being all healthy!”, and passing on Saturday night vino for fear of messing up Sunday’s training plans is definitely less ‘frowned upon’.
It’s been a while since I posted a new smoothie recipe.
They’re amazing for packing nutrients into your body at the start of the day – fill them up with fruit and large handfuls of veg and you’ve got a delicious healthy treat to fuel your body with at breakfast.
So, knowing the inevitable spread of overindulgence that awaits us all tomorrow (not that I’m complaining at all!), I thought I’d create a seasonal smoothie treat to fuel the body with on Christmas morning.
Introducing my ‘mulled wine’ smoothie!
A friend of mine once asked me how I came up with my blog recipes.
Much as I would have loved to say that I’d been doing a fancy food or nutrition course, I of course had to answer that I basically just guess!
Before I started this blog, food-wise I had never thought for myself. I even followed recipes for packed lunch salads!
Even worse, I had no idea about food groups. I was eating carbs, fat and sugar together like there was no tomorrow, simply because I didn’t know what was ‘bad’ and what was ‘good’.
I had to pop the kettle on for this weekend’s green smoothie – a green tea smoothie with mint, lime and kale.
If you’re not convinced that green tea would work in a smoothie, let me reassure you now that you can barely taste it in this one but you still get all of its awesome health benefits. (more…)
Strawberry almond butter smoothie:
- 1/2 banana
- Lots of strawberries (I used about 10)
- Tbsp almond butter
- Small handful of spinach
- Tsp chia seeds (optional)
- 1 cup semi-skimmed milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (more…)
This week’s green smoothie contains a not-so-secret green ingredient… hope you enjoy!
- 1/4 large courgette (or 1/2 a small one)
- 1 peach
- 1/2 banana (frozen)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Generous squidge of honey
Cherry bakewell smoothie:
- 10 cherries (de-stoned and frozen)
- 1 peach (de-stoned and cubed)
- 1/2 banana
- Handful of spinach leaves
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup almond (or coconut) milk
Yes, I went there and no, I don’t regret it!
It might not be everyone’s cup of smoothie (ha ha), but my PB & J Saturday Smoothie is packed with protein and flavour for the peanut-butter obsessed among us!