Sunday, February 28
- Healthy Smoothie Recipes with AO & Nutriseed...
I'll admit it, I'm late to join the party with this one. You know those things that you keep on meaning to try and make for yourself, but you just never get round to it? Well, that's me and smoothies. That is until AO.com contacted me and offered to send out a smoothie maker. Say whuuuuuuuut?! Yes plez! I was very kindly sent a Breville Blend-Active Smoothie Maker*, which comes with 4 containers. I wasn't expecting these additions but it's such a great idea for when you're making smoothies for a group of people / cba to do the washing-up immediately but are hankering for your next smoothie fix (guilty..). As soon as I was notified the smoothie maker was on its way, I had a good think about what concoctions to create. I found because they're so popular at the moment I didn't know where to start. I took to Google and felt lost with thousands of recipes staring back at me. Therefore, I decided to split my chosen recipes into three categories: green for when I want a health kick, berry for my sweet tooth, and chocolate for those cravings most of us experience. If that wasn't enough excitement, I was then kindly sent over some superfood treats from Nutriseed. I'm literally so happy I've discovered this website; I first read about it on Jess's blog and was in awe at all of the healthy foods they stock. From coconut oil to spirulina, I chose to try out: Chia Seeds*, Cacao Paste* and Goji Berry Powder* So below I've listed my 3 go-to recipes based on the categories mentioned above, incorporating the goodies from Nutriseed - just a note that I stir in chia seeds after blending. They're all super easy and super quick and perfect for when you're after a refreshing drink. The huge trend of smoothies has seen some controversy. I'm aware they're not going to provide me with my 5-7 portions a day. We absorb a lot of goodness from fruit & veg during fermentation so the fact we consume it whizzed up diminishes this, but I still view them as much better for us than what some of the top brands put out there. RECIPE ONE: GREEN - Handful spinach - 1/2 orange - 1 banana - Lump of ginger - Coconut water RECIPE TWO: BERRY - Strawberries - Blueberries - 1 banana - Goji berry powder* - Soy milk RECIPE THREE: CHOCOLATE - 1 Banana - Cacao paste* - Cashew Butter - Carob fruit syrup (or use honey) - Cinammon - Almond milk So there we have my top 3 recipes. I genuinely love all of them as they seem to cater for whatever mood I'm in, but I'm keen to experiment. I'd like to use pineapple in the green one and perhaps cucumber. I find adding protein powder into the chocolate-y one is great for a post-gym treat! I'm now off to browse the Nutriseed website again to see what other smoothie goodies I can find - smoothie bowls, come at me! What's your favourite recipe here? Let me know any recommendations in the comments below! *Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.
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