I have always read in magazines that smoothies are very healthy and it is more nutritional to drink than juices and can act as a refreshing snack as it is packed with vitamins. I have never been to adventurous with my smoothies but I have signed up to the Emerald Street e-newsletter and it was all on smoothies and I will probably try the Sweet Strawberries and Energy Booster recipes. I don’t think I can stomach a smoothie which is made of vegetables like the Enzyme-Rich recipe, it doesn’t sound too appealing!!
All the ingredients ready for blending!
Today, I made a smoothie with 1 banana, a few strawberries and a handful of blueberries. I added 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a few ice cubes and blended them altogether. It was delicious! Great for the mornings! 🙂
Smoothies recipes from the Emerald e-newsletter:
We drank this at The Breakfast Club in Soho, London and loved its sweet and filling ingredients. They shared the recipe: in a blender, mix ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 banana, ⅓ cup of oats, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp yoghurt, 20cl whole milk. Whizz until smooth.
NOSH PURPLE SMOOTHIE
Full of vitamins B, E and C, plus protein and fibre, this smoothie is from Nosh Detox founder Geeta Sidhu-Robb. Blend ½ cup of blackcurrants, ½ cup of blueberries, ½ cup of raspberries, one 2.5g sachet of Nosh Superfood, 2 tsp of pea protein and 1 banana with one glass of spring water.
In Supercharged Food (Murdoch Books, £14.99), Lee Holmes suggests this smoothie for flushing out toxins. Blend 350g spinach, 1 handful mint, 1 handful parsley, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 Lebanese cucumber, a few lettuce leaves, 4 celery stalks, 2-3 cm piece of peeled ginger, then pour over ice.
Nutritionist Madeleine Shaw recommends this berry smoothie, which contains high levels of antioxidants, potassium and essential fatty acids. In a blender, mix 200ml of coconut water, half an avocado, 100g of frozen mixed berries, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of chia seeds.