A smoothie is a great way to kick off the day. Jam packed full of nutrients and vitamins, it can really add a pop to your morning. But smoothie’s are not limited to being just a beverage. Why not try a smoothie bowl for a delicious health kick with a difference?
Here's What You'll Need
Before we get into what ingredients you’ll need for the recipes, we should give attention and special mention to the kitchen tools and gadgets you’ll need to make them. First and foremost you’ll need a high powered blender or food processor (obviously). After all, you can’t have a smoothie without a blender can you?
If you want to drink your refreshing smoothie, you’ll need a glass to hold it all in. Our tumbler glasses are fantastic for this. Plus, they’ll look great in any photo you take. Or, if you want to have your drink on the go, one of our travel cups will be perfect. And, they come with a complimentary reusable straw. Perfect for eco-warriors like yourself. When it comes to the smoothie bowls, we highly recommend one of our perfectly sized bowls.
Finally, to pull off the masterful art of perfect smoothies, it’s all in the prep! Chopping boards are a must-have, high-quality kitchen knives for all of your slicing and dicing, mixing bowls, and baking trays are a must-have if you want all the trimmings. Who doesn’t love homemade granola!?
Green Summer Wellness Smoothie
Created by Dietitian & Nutritionist Rebecca Gawthorne of @nourish_naturally
This delicious, refreshing drink is the best way to kickstart your morning. We love having ours in one of our highball or tumbler glasses, we think you will as well.
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 frozen banana
- ¼ cup chopped broccoli florets
- ¼ medium zucchini, sliced
- Small handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 cups milk of choice
Peel and slice mango. Place into a high speed blender with remaining ingredients.
Blend on high until thick and creamy.
Pour into your favourite glass or tumbler.
- Using a frozen banana will make this smoothie extra creamy. To freeze bananas, start with a bunch of ripe, spotty bananas. Peel and slice into pieces. Place in an airtight container in the freezer overnight
- Hemp seeds can be substituted for chia seeds or flaxseeds
- The broccoli or zucchini can be substituted for ½ cup baby spinach leaves
Green Smoothie Bowl with Grain-Free Granola
Created by @pheebsfoods
If you have time to sit back and ease into the day, this smoothie bowl is the perfect way to get all your breakfast nutrients. Paired with one of our many great bowls and you’ve got a winning combination.
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- ½ cup pecans or walnuts
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 ½ cups coconut flakes
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ⅓ cup rice malt syrup, honey or maple
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp tahini
Green Smooth Mixture
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ a frozen zucchini
- 1-2 tsp spirulina powder
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 serve milk kefir or a dollop of yoghurt
- Handful baby spinach leaves
- Optionally: 1 serve of vanilla protein
Preheat your oven to 165°C and line a tray with baking paper.
Place all of the nuts and seeds into a food processor and pulse a few times until everything is chopped up, pour into a large bowl and mix through the cinnamon.
In a small bowl mix together the syrup, oil and tahini then pour over the nuts and seeds and use your hands to thoroughly coat everything.
Spread the granola out on the tray and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden, stir many times to ensure the edges don’t burn.
Allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.
Once cool, place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. It’s best to start with less liquid and add extra as needed to ensure it's nice and thick!
Serve in your favourite bowl and top with grain-free granola, berries and almond butter.
- If you want a more thin consistency in your smoothie bowl, then add another ½ or ¼ cup of milk or water. How much you use depends on personal preference
There you have it, two great recipes and a guide to everything you need to create the perfect morning smoothie. Start your day in the most delicious way.