Once upon a time, when I worked in the city, I had to go to Diamaroo to buy a smoothie for lunch with some sushi and nori rolls. Now smoothies are everywhere: in shopping centres, fast-food restaurants and cafes. You don’t have to venture far to buy one while out and about. However, smoothies are incredibly easy to make for yourself in your own home if you know what to mix together.
If a smoothie is made properly, smoothies condense large amounts of fruits and vegetables into one compact and very tasty drink. Just one go-to smoothie recipe won’t do, though. Plants are most nutrient-dense at peak season. So when putting together a smoothie, try to use the freshest ingredients available now. When something is in season, it packs the healthiest punch.
To keep up my daily smoothie routine, I recently came across the fantastic George Forman Mix and Go range. We have the George Forman Mix & Go PRO, which features three speed settings including pulse as well as a programmed smoothie setting, this powerful (800 watts) blender makes light work of ingredients thanks to its ice-crushing Advanced Fusion Blade Technology, which creates a vortex in the glass blending jug to quickly and efficiently mix up batches of up to 1.5L.
Also included is the 600ml BPA free bottle, fitting straight onto the blending base to make single-serve smoothies or protein shakes effortless. The additional coloured bottles also fit this nifty blender so each family member can have their own designated bottle. Great idea, isn’t it?
Our favourite smoothie recipe is for a breakfast smoothie. I am not usually a breakfast person, so a smoothie is perfect for mornings on the go.
1 cup milk, almond milk or coconut water
2 tablespoons greek yoghurt or organic yoghurt (we love Five:am Organic yoghurt in Vanilla Bean)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/3 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all the ingredients into your Mix and Go processor.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
What is your favourite smoothie recipe?