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5 smoothie recipes you need in your life

  • Food & Booze
Going out and getting a Nutribullet to shift your spring detox into high gear and get those ‘boosts’ into your diet is all well and good, but unfortunately nobody warns you how quick you get sick of banana and spinach smoothies. If you’re already wondering how bad throwing a little salted caramel syrup into your morning power shake would really be, stop. We asked the crew at Lorna Jane’s Move Nourish Believe to share a few of their favourite smoothie blends, and got some sweet (but totally healthy) creations sure to keep you smooth all season long. Peanut butter and coffee protein smoothie with chia crumble topping Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp of instant espresso coffee (or a shot of fresh stuff)
For chia crumble:
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/3 chia seeds
  • 5 pitted dates
Smoothie method: Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Add more almond milk to your desired consistency. Chia crumble method: Mix ingredients in a food processor until they’re crumbly and sprinkle on top of smoothie. If you don’t have a processor, you can roughly chop ingredients into a crumble consistency. Spiced strawberry morning smoothie Ingredients:
  • 4 strawberries – 2 for the smoothie and 2 for strawberry ring (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1 cup almond mylk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp mesquite powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp shredded coconut
  • 1 cup ice
Method:
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until all ingredients are smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a jar half way. Grab your extra slices of strawberry and place them on top of the smoothie mixture, around the jar so that they stick to the glass. Pour in the rest of your smoothie and garnish with coconut and cinnamon.
smoothie recipes meal replacementLorna’s fave meal replacement smoothie Ingredients:
  • 1 banana, peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup rice milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
Method:
  1. Blend all ingredients, except chia seeds until smooth.
  2. Add chia seeds to smoothie and let sit for half an hour.
Stress buster + gut soother smoothie Ingredients:
  • ½ cup purple cabbage
  • 2 green apples
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 250mls maple water or coconut water
  • Slice of ginger 
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. The green energy booster smoothie Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
Method:
  1. Chop banana into small pieces and put into blender with protein powder, peanut butter and spinach.
  2. Add a cup of water then slowly add more water to thin (if desired).
  3. Serve in a glass jar with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Smooth move Lorna Jane, we might just stick to our resolutions until summer now!