With the exception of baking I’m pretty much a freestyler in the kitchen.
I just check my fridge and pantry and whip something up with whatever I got. This goes for dinner, my pancakes in the morning and smoothies as well.
Writing down a recipe for a smoothie feels a bit odd to me. But it’s good to have some sort of base recipe. I usually make enough for two people. Or I have it all on my own and bring whatever I can’t finish along to work as a snack.
You can break down a good, filling and healthy smoothie like this:
Liquid, like plant based milk or coconut water. Base – to make your smoothie thick and creamy – like banana, avocado or nut butter. Fruit and vegetables to your liking, this can be frozen or fresh. I mostly use frozen blueberries, raspberries and spinach. And some filling add ons – like oat bran and chia seed – or flavors, like cinnamon and vanilla.
The possibilities are endless!
To make a smoothie tend more towards the healthy side, make sure you don’t add any sweeteners, have some fibre and healthy fat in there and use more vegetables than fruit. Don’t worry about the taste of vegetables, fruit will always overpower the taste of vegetables.
Enjoy this smoothie is the morning with your breakfast, as a midday snack, or even as a dessert.
- 1½ cup Coconut milk or any plant based milk
- 1 Banana
- 1 Avocado
- 1 cup Frozen raspberries
- ½ cup Cooked quinoa
- 1 tsp Maca powder
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve in nice jars and enjoy right away.