3 super smoothie recipes to get you through mornings | Gourmand and Gourmet

3 super smoothie recipes to get you through mornings

Sick of your spinach and egg white omelettes? Can’t take another chia seed pudding? Ready to toss your quinoa flakes in the trash (recycling, obviously – anything that tastes that bad has to be cardboard)? Before you give up on breakfast all together, try blending up a smoothie that tastes more like dessert than it does breakfast – but won’t settle on your hips like one. Best of all, all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a blender and whizz it up, no effort necessary!

Birthday cake smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 medium frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 small avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of birthday sprinkles to sprinkle on top, optional

Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie

  • ½ cup cold coffee
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 3 pitted dates (soaked in hot water for 15 mins)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of ice

Ginger Papaya smoothie

  • 2 medium papayas, pitted & chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 small pineapple
  • Fresh ginger to taste
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt.
  • 5 cups of ice
  • Berries to top
Your mornings will be smooth sailing!