It’s Spring, it’s sunny (mostly), the weather is warming up and there is great fresh produce coming into season. This means it’s Smoothie Season!
Here are some smoothie combos I have recently tried.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 200ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons honey/syrup (I used coconut syrup)
This smoothie was inspired by a fantastic cafe I regularly visited during my Canberra days, Double Shot. Their inspirational PB smoothie is pictured below…
Banana & Cinnamon Smoothie
It’s green but it ain’t mean. While you can’t go past it’s appearance, I must point out that you can’t taste anything but the sweet cinnamon and banana. I tried this one out and make my taste-tester close their eyes. They assumed it was a regular banana smoothie, sans green vegetables. Highly recommend if you have a sweet tooth but need to get in an extra serving of veggies!
- 200ml skim cow’s milk
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 large handful fresh raw spinach
Berry Super Smoothie
Wonder why it is a Super Smoothie? I used low fat plain Chobani yoghurt in my smoothie…. and we all know how great Chobani’s protein content is! This smoothie provided me with 17g protein – similar figures to what you would see in a protein shake. Only this was all natural and tasted a whole lot better than some powder mixed with water.
- 3/4 cup skim cow’s milk
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons low fat plain yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
I also recommend giving this smoothie a go with coconut water in place of the milk. It’s really refreshing and perfect for those warm days!
This is also great as an ice-cream. Just reduce the amount of milk you put in to only 1/2 cup. If on the other hand you want your smoothie to be a little runnier, add a drop of water and continue to blend.
What is your favourite smoothie combo? Leave a comment below!