The smoothie recipes you need right now - Juice Daily

The smoothie recipes you need right now

In the past few years, the smoothie market has quite literally exploded. From $1000 blenders (!!!) to expensive produce and supplements, what makes a good smoothie? And exactly what combination will be delicious? Naturopath, author of I Am Food and big smoothie fan, Anthia Koullouros, shares her top recipes (which are also seasonal ‘cos that’s how she rolls). Her 21 day Autumn cleanse starts soon, if you’re interested, click here.

Autumn brings new delicious seasonal fruits, such as apples, bananas, custard apples, dragon fruits, figs, kiwifruit, grapes, grapefruit, mandarins, mangosteens, nashi pears, oranges, papaws, papayas, passionfruit, pineapples, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, prickly pears, quince, rambutans, rhubarb and tamarillos.

With the warm summer temperatures continuing through the start of Autumn, smoothies remain a delicious and refreshing breakfast option. The addition of spices not only aid digestion, but also add extra nourishment and flavour.

Papaya, passionfruit and cinnamon almond smoothie

In a blender add:

½ cup of fresh almond milk
½ cup of papaya or paw paw pieces
2 passionfruit
½ tsp of organic cinnamon powder
Add extra filtered spring water or milk to get it moving in your blender.

Optional:
¼ tsp of organic green leaf stevia powder for extra sweetness
Swap out papaya for persimmon.

Kiwi, pear, ginger almond smoothie

In a blender add:

½ cup of fresh almond milk
½ cup of pear or nashi pear pieces
1 kiwifruit
½ tsp of fresh ginger
Add extra filtered spring water or milk to get it moving in your blender.

Optional:
¼ tsp of organic green leaf stevia powder for extra sweetness
Swap out pears for custard apple.

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Pineapple, banana and vanilla coconut smoothie

In a blender add:

½ cup of fresh coconut milk
½ cup of pineapple pieces
1 small banana
½ tsp of organic vanilla bean powder
Add extra filtered spring water or milk to get it moving in your blender.

Optional:
¼ tsp of organic green leaf stevia powder for extra sweetness
Swap out pineapple for figs.

Add protein and extra healing ingredients to your Smoothies:

1 tbsp of collagen hydroylsate* powder [can be bought in health food stores] 2 frozen plain, beef bone stock cubes*
1 tsp of organic spirulina powder
1 tsp of extra virgin or virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil

What is collagen hydroylsate?

I use the brand Great Lakes. “Hydrolyzed Collagen is unique in its amino acid structure because of its high amounts of glycine, lysine and proline, which are found in other protein food supplements. These particular amino acids are found to generate blood cell growth much quicker. Hydrolyzed Collagen is beneficial in replacing the synovial fluids between the joints and repairing weakened cartilage.”

What is frozen beef bone stock?

We are becoming more aware of the health benefits of bone stock broths. Adding Frozen beef bone stock to a smoothie offers the same benefits as having a hot bowl of bone stock broth. There are a couple of well known brands that make frozen bone stock cubes in the market place, such as Star Anise Whole foods and Love & Bones Broth.

To turn these smoothies into a thick smoothie bowl, add one or two of the following ingredients o the blender:

1 tbsp of organic psyllium husks
2 tbsps of organic chia seeds
1 tbsp of organic slippery elm powder
½ an avocado

Sprinkle your smoothie with:

1 tbsp of organic almond slivers, flakes or other mixed nuts and seeds
1 tbsp of dried organic coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
1 tbsp of raw organic cocoa nibs

 

Anthia Koullouros

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Anthia Koullouros has been a naturopath, herbalist and organic food health and lifestyle educator since 1994. She founded Ovvio Organics (the most beautiful teas, herbs and spices range you'll ever meet) and is the author of I Am Food - Eating Your Way To Health. “It is my passion to educate and inspire as many people as possible to choose products and take actions that add health, happiness, peace, love, beauty and truth to their lives and the lives of others. Education is the key, debunking myths and offering clear and simple, no-nonsense, fad-free, sustainable solutions to take care of their minds and bodies”.

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