The Smoothest of Smoothies

The Smoothest of Smoothies

The Smoothest of Smoothies – Smoothie Recipe By Georgia Sibley


I have recently been given a Fruit Ninja by my boyfriend’s brother. He said his reason for giving it away was this:
I found myself having way too much fruit (in smoothies) – sometimes up to 8 pieces of fruit first thing in the morning’, I have always loved a good juice or smoothie but I am cautious of having too much sugar (I mean natural sugar – I always avoid refined sugar). There is also the Australian recommendation of 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables a day, which got me thinking…

Can I make smoothies that are more vegetables than fruit, without going overboard on the amount of veges/fruit in them and without them tasting like lawn clippings?

Through trial and error, my answer is YES!

Here are some of my favourite, healthy smoothie recipes for you to try and hopefully love as much as I do, let me know your thoughts.

PS. I make my smoothies for my boyfriend and I, so if you want to make one serve, simply halve the amounts of each ingredient or if you have icy-pole makers, use the second serve to make your own healthy icy-poles.



Blue Avo (not weird I swear)
One quarter of an avocado
One tablespoon of natural Greek yogurt
Handful of blueberries
Half a banana
Half an apple
Five ice cubes
* You can add water as necessary if you want a runnier consistency

Blend until creamy and delicious!

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The Smooth Smoothie Recipe


Tropical Health Kick
Five-centimeter piece of cucumber
One orange
Five or six small strawberries
Small piece of ginger (half thumb size)
Chia seeds (pre-soaked)
A few leaves of fresh parsley and mint
Half a cup of coconut water
Five ice cubes

Blend until all ingredients are combined and imagine yourself on a tropical island – ahhhh, serenity.

 

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The Smooth Smoothie Recipe


Green Machine
Half a cup of spinach or kale
Five-centimeter piece of cucumber
Thumb size piece of ginger
Chia seeds (pre-soaked)
Half or whole apple (optional – try with half first and then add the other half if you prefer a fruitier taste)

Blend until you get the consistency you prefer – spinach and kale can make it quite thick so I usually blend this for a little extra time (you can see in the photo below that I could have blended this one for longer – luckily for you, I’ve made the little errors so you don’t have to).

 

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The Smooth Smoothie Recipe


Strawberry and Banana Bliss

Six strawberries
One banana (can be fresh or frozen)
Five-centimetre piece of cucumber
Three-Quarter cup of coconut water
Five ice cubes
Three mint leaves (optional)
Handful of spinach (optional)

This is what I consider a ‘naughty smoothie’. There isn’t a lot of fruit in it, there is more fruit than vegetables…. I prefer to eat fruit whole so if I have this smoothie I won’t have any other fruit that day (which makes me sad when I want a quick fruity snack later in the day).

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The Smooth Smoothie Recipe


Absolutely love experimenting with new ingredients and combinations for my smoothies, but I know everyone has different tastes so I recommend trying your smoothie once it’s been blended a bit to see if there’s anything extra you want to add.

Please remember to go easy on the fruit though!, fruit is good for you and there’s no denying it’s delicious, but whole fruits are generally better for you so the more veges in your smoothies the better.

Remember these smoothies are enough for two people, which means the amount of fruit juice in each is halved (if you’re nice enough to share). I always try and keep this in mind with the 2 & 5 recommendation.

Happy blending!

Georgia x

 



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