Sometimes, breakfast for me consists of one of these smoothies and a handful of almonds. They also make a great, filling afternoon tea for the kids. I know there are probably thousands of smoothie recipes on the internet...green smoothies seem to be all the craze. All I know is that my kids like smoothies based on banana, with a few other ingredients, and this is the formula I tend to stick to! I tend to make these more in winter using frozen berries, when fresh berries are out of season, so I still get the benefit of berries in my diet. This 'recipe' is just a suggestion, really. Be creative with what you have! You can make double and keep half in the fridge for the next day, saving you that precious time.
Mix in a blender or with an upright immersion blender, mix together the following amount per person you are serving:
- 1/2 large banana
- 1/2 large pear
- Large handful of fresh or frozen blueberries (or raspberries or strawberries)
- 1 Teaspoon 100% maple syrup or raw honey
- 200 ml milk of choice (almond, rice, coconut, dairy)
Variation 2: add some greens like spinach or kale. They add lots of extra nutrition without really changing the flavour. Just make sure you blend them very finely.
Variation 3: make your own almond milk, use it as your milk option, and add some of the almond pulp left over from making the milk. Adds wonderful good fats and protein to fill you up and give you energy for the day.