Monday, 31 August 2015

Food | Healthy Smoothie Recipes


Hi blog friends!!

Smoothies nowadays are the BIG thing, everyone is obsessed with them you can't watch YouTube or go outside without seeing at least one person drinking a brightly coloured glass of goodness! But I can totally vouch as they are super tasty!
Although I feel like whenever I watch a video entitled 'easy green smoothie recipe' it is anything but easy, you have to have ingredients that only the richest 1% of the world can buy (okay yes exaggeration nation) but you get my drift! It's all, 'grab your kale and wheat grass and truffle oil and hemp powder and coconut water, chuck it in your Nutribullet and there you go' why can't you just use normal, nice tasting ingredients that most people will have instead of trying to make the most super healthy, toxic green concoction! 
I'd rather drink it because it tastes nice rather than just because it claims to make you some kind of 'superhuman'.

So with this in mind I came up with a 2 easy recipes for a green and red smoothie! I don't think they are too 'out there' ingredients wise (don't worry there is no kale involved) and I imagine most people will have them and if not they are cheap and accessible!

Green Smoothie:


For my green smoothie you are going to need:

1 Banana peeled & sliced
1/4 cup of Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
1 1/4 cups of chopped & peeled Mango 
1 Peach peeled & sliced (I used these Princes peach slices in juice and used about 8/9 slices)
1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt or Greek style yoghurt
1 - 2 cups of Spinach (to taste)
Juice and zest of a Lime

Side note: sorry that everything is in cups, but I got these silver cups at Tesco for around £2!

I used a Blend Active to make my smoothies, but basically you just chuck all the ingredients into your blender of choice and whizz away until you have the consistency you want! Then all you do is pour into a glass and enjoy!

This smoothie should be nice and creamy and would be a great breakfast smoothie, it has a lovely kick from the lime which would definitely wake you up in the morning!


These Kilner mason jars were on offer in Homebase, I have wanted them for sooo long, so was very happy when I saw them!

Red Smoothie:


For my red smoothie you are going to need:

1 1/2 cups of Strawberries
1 cup of Blueberries
1/2 cup of Raspberries
2 TBSP of Honey
2 TSP of fresh Lemon juice
1/2 cup of ice cubes (usually around 6)
1/4 cup of Peach juice (optional)

ATTENTION: Now if you are using NON frozen fruit for this then you will NOT need the peach juice but if you are using frozen fruit like I did then the peach juice is ESSENTIAL! Otherwise it will just be a big frozen glob of nothingness! I just used the peach juice from the canned peaches!

Again, just like the green smoothie just throw all the ingredients into your chosen blender, whizz until you have your desired thickness (with this one it requires a bit more whizzing!), pop it in a glass and drink away!

This smoothie is a lot more juicy than the green one and would be perfect on a sunny day as it is so refreshing!




So there you have it! 2 healthy smoothies that are quick and simple and taste really lovely (if I do say so myself!). 
What is your favourite smoothie flavour?!

Let me know if you try them out, I'd love to see pictures, you can tweet me here!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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2 comments

  1. Some great recipes! I'm always experimenting with ingredients in my smoothies... Some are great some aren't!

    Cat from OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  2. The red smoothie looks delicious! Definitely going to try it this weekend :) xx
    Elise @ Peonies in Paris

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