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.
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, plain 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 processor. Blend until smooth and creamy (if you have a Nutribullet, it should take about 30 seconds. Don’t mix it too long or it will get warm). Serve immediately and enjoy.
What is your favourite smoothie recipe?