Green Apple and Avo smoothie

TRH Green apple and avo smoothie

1 green apple – peeled
½ avocado
hand full of baby spinach leaves
Unsweetened coconut milk
3-4 ice cubes

Add all ingredients in the blender and blitz till smooth and silky
Enjoy! Its very refreshing and nutritious on top of that!

Prepared, tried and tested by: The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy)

Breakfast Berry Smoothie

TRH Breakfast Berry Smoothie

1-1½ cups frozen black berries
1 banana
4 heaped tbsp Greek low fat yogurt
4 Medjool dates
small handful of cashew nuts
Unsweetened coconut milk
Slivered almonds for decoration

Combine all ingredients (not almonds) in a blender and blitz till silky.
Decorate if you prefer with almonds.
I normally do not add decoration, as I use whatever I would have decorated it with in my smoothie, but I added it here just for the picture.

Prepared, tried and tested by: The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy)

Quick ‘n Easy Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

TRH Strawberry banana chia smoothie  Tried Tested

Delicious smoothie that is quick and easy to make. I use fresh fruit and freeze it the day before. Make sure to peel your banana prior to putting it into the freezer. This smoothie is good for breakfast or right before working out. This recipe is great to get the kids involved.

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
6 or 7 frozen strawberries
1 cup low fat or fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 cup milk, of your choice (rice, soy, almond)
Directions
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Poor into cups. You can top it with a little whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup. Yummy. Enjoy.

Original Source:(www.foodloversrecipes.com) – healthyrecipes

My adapted version:
I used vanilla soy milk, and added 15-20ml chia seeds and let it sit overnight to swell out (did not use frozen fruit). I always add and prefer extra i.e, chia or flax seeds, whole psyllium husk or goji berries and even sometimes add protein powder with my smoothies. I have a smoothie for breakfast every morning at work as its so easy to prepare the previous night and then I am all set and ready to go!

Adapted and Tried and Tested by The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy)

Blueberry cucumber smoothie

Blueberry cucumber smoothie   Tried Tested

Ingredients
1 large English cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers, sliced
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1½ cup frozen blueberries;
1 squirt lime juice

Method
Throw all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth, and your smoothie is ready to enjoy!

I must admit, the color is rather odd, but that’s only on the picture.  I promise you it did not really look like that!

Source: Esme Slabbert‎’s kitchen (Own creation)

Peanut Butter Smoothie

peanut butter smoothie  Tried Tested

INGREDIENTS
1 cup low-fat greek yogurt
3 heaped tsp. smooth peanut butter
1 peeled banana
1/4 cup steelcut oats
3/4 cup ice
1-2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. honey

Mix all together in blender till smooth.
Add additional milk or soy milk as needed to get the perfect consistency

Source: Own creation Esme Slabbert‘s kitchen

Almond Joy Smoothie

Almond Joy Smoothie   Tried Tested

1 sliced banana (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 heaped tablespoon cacao powder
1½ tablespoons shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)
1 scoop vanilla Whey protein powder
¼ cup vanilla french yogurt
¾ cup vanilla almond soy milk – you can add more if you wish to have a thinner smoothie, or add any juice you like.
1-2 handful of baby spinach – again your choice of the amount of greens you need. (this time I only used 1 handful)

1 medjool date, pitted – optional if you feel you need it sweet, but I omitted the date as I used sweetened coconut.

Place in blender, blend and enjoy.

My own creation, tried and tested: Esme Slabbert‘s kitchen

Goji and Chia fruit smoothie

Goji and Chia smoothie  Tried Tested

Ingredients:
½ cup cubes cantaloupe
1 sliced banana
1 heaped teaspoon of goji berries
1 heaped teaspoon of ground chia seeds
½ cup of vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon maple syrup (you can use more if you prefer it sweeter, but with the mango juice and vanilla yogurt, I did not need more)
1/4 cup mango juice
1 handful of spinach leaves

Add to blender, I use a bullet, and blend – then all you have to do after that – ENJOY!!

HEALTHY FRUIT AND VEGGIE SMOOTHIE

fruit and veg smoothie  Tried Tested

A quick and healthy smoothie on the go!

INGREDIENTS
1 x 227 g packet of frozen fruit and veggie smoothie (blueberries, raspberries, green chickpeas, bananas and spinach)
1 cup vanilla yoghurt
½ cup Mango juice

Put all in blender, mix and enjoy

It took me longer to decide which ingredients to use than to make it, and my oh my, it yummy

Source: My own creation, tried and tested by Esme Slabbert‘s kitchen

Black Forest Smoothie

Black Forest Smoothie  Tried Tested
Yields: 1 large smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup frozen cherries
1 or­ 2 Medjool dates, depending on desired sweetness
¼ cup rolled oats*
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (optional)
1 ­2 handfuls of baby spinach (optional)

Instructions
1. Place all ingredients into any standard blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie can be made in
advance and stored in the fridge for extra thickness and creaminess. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets!
Notes
* I love adding oats to my smoothies to make them a little creamier and “doughier,” but you can sub the oats for an extra tablespoon of chia seeds if you want this to be grain free.
Recipe by: running with spoons – http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/04/17/black­forest­smoothie/

My variation:

2 cups of frozen black cherries
2 Medjool dates
I only omitted the protein powder – as I do not stock it.
I used steelcut oats
I also used 1 handful of baby spinach and 1 handful of kale, as I did not have enough spinach.

Tried and Tested by: Esme Slabbert‘s kitchen

Chocolate Nana-Nice Cream

Chocolate Nana-Nice Cream

Ingredients
2 Large Frozen Bananas (Peeled and chopped into chunks)
1 – 2 TBS Raw Cacao
Nut Milk of choice to blend (I used Almond Milk)

Instructions
Place your frozen banana chunks into a high speed blender
Add the raw cacao and about 4 TBS of Nut Milk to begin with
Blend until you reach a thick smooth mixture, adding more nut milk if need be. You may need to use your blender tamper to push the banana down into the blades.
Serve and indulge immediately

Notes
You could add more nut milk to turn it into a smoothie/chocolate milk-free milkshake (if desired)

Source: Finding Vegan