When it comes to my breakfast, I’m pretty unadventurous and tend to stick to smoothies.
But when it comes to smooooothies… I rarely make the same one twice! Even the good old fashioned green monster can be a thousands different shades, textures and flavours. And it usually is.
So not only is it out of norm for me to repeat the same drink recipe again, it’s kinda a big deal, as nothing else will be bigger proof to you that you’ve stumbled across a real keeper.
Here are four of my recipes, which I’ve proudly repeated and shamelessly indulged in…
2,5 cups walnut milk
1/2 cup rolled jumbo oat flakes
1,5 cups fresh blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp yacon syrup
1 tsp vanilla powder
When freezing the banana, peel it first and break into chunks. Make walnut milk the same way as almond milk, found here. Transfer all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2,5 cups poppy seed milk
4 oranges, peeled and frozen
zest from 3 oranges
2 tbsp baobab powder
6 liquid stevia drops
First zest the oranges and then peel and chop, them ready to freeze. You can freeze the zest too if it makes it easier to have everything in one place. Make the poppy seed milk the same way as almond milk here, but instead of 1 cup of nuts to 3 cups of water, use 1 cup of seeds to 4 cups of water. Blend everything into a cream.
1 small ripe pineapple
1 large handfull of parsley
water as needed, or simply juice everything without it
Peel the pineapple and chop it up for the blender. Depending on blender quality, you make like to discard of the middle core also. Blend everything, adding a little water if required or simply juice the ingredients instead.
BEET IT SMOOTHIE
2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup beetroot juice (about 1/2 large beet, juiced)
2 cups frozen strawberries
4 medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla powder
Juice the beetroot and if you make extra, it will always keep in the fridge for various other recipes (such as this one) for up to 10 days. Make the almond milk as I’ve done here. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
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