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.

 

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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 some other great breakfast recipe ideas try my overnight oats or chia pudding recipes.

For more information on healthy snacks have a read of my blog here.

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