Easy Smoothie Recipe – The Perfect Ratio
I understand that during winter we all prefer something warming to start the day. However, smoothies are a quick and easy, delicious nutritious way to start your day! Here’s an easy smoothie recipe that you can make your own!
What is the perfect ratio?
Most of us, I included, tend to use too much fruit in our smoothies. As a base, aim for 60% fruit and 40% leafy green veg. You can extras like nuts, seeds, spices, protein powders to give your smoothie a tasty nutritious boost.
The base for 1 serve
Fruit – 1 1/2 cups
Greens – 1 cup
Liquid – 1 cup
My favourite choices for an easy smoothie recipe
Fruit – banana, mango, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pear, orange, lime, whatever looks good
Greens – spinach, kale, rocket, celery, beetroot leaves, dandelion greens, Swiss chard
Liquids – water, coconut water, coconut milk, nut milk, yoghurt
For a protein boost add:
- A handful of nuts or seeds – almonds, cashew, chia, flaxseed, hemp seeds. Nuts are best soaked overnight in water.
- A spoonful of nut butter
- A scoop of protein powder – I like Amazonia protein powders
Spices – fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, fresh mint leaves, ground cinnamon, nutmeg
Sweeteners – honey, a few dates. Some people like to add something to sweeten their smoothie when using more bitter greens like rocket and kale.
I love to add a handful of oats to my smoothies, helps keep me full for longer.
Making a smoothie is as simple as putting all the ingredients in your blender or thermomix and blending until smooth!
Yummo! Have fun playing around with different combinations.
TIP: Freeze your fruit and greens. Keeps them fresh for longer and makes your smoothie extra chilly.
For more information on healthy snacks have a read of my blog here.