Top 5 Great Vegan Smoothies!

Here is a list of my top 5 vegan smoothies!

Persimmon & Kiwi Smoothie

I have been meaning to write this list for a while now and by jove, I have finally done it! I have compiled a list of my own smoothies that have been building up and I thought I would wait instead of putting them on separately, I thought I would just show you my top five vegan smoothies! These are great if you are just getting into eating healthy, becoming vegetarian, having a meatless monday or even if you just want to get in more veggies and fruit!! Here goes….!

1. Beginner Smoothie.

This is such a beautiful smoothie, especially for beginners. (Tip: you can’t taste the spinach, like at all!)

  • 1 Apple- Peeled & cored.
  • 1 Banana- Peeled and chopped.
  • 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple & Mango Chunks.
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Spinach.
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Juice.
  • 3 Medium Size Ice Cubes.

Pile in all ingredients at once into your blender, mine is a Nutri Ninja Pro which I absolutely love as it blends everything together with minimal effort and with ice or frozen fruit!!

2. Detoxing Green Smoothie.

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  • Half A Cucumber- leave skin on!
  • 3 Small Mint Leaves.
  • 1 Apple- Peeled & Cored.
  • 1 Cup of Raw Spinach.
  • 1/2 Cup of Water.
  • 3 Medium Ice Cubes.

Throw everything into the blender and blend, done in 2 minutes with a bit of pulsing and the consistency was like juice!!

3. Freelee The Banana Girls Datorade

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This is my take on Freelee’s Datorade, I love all her recipes for smoothies, so tasty! I just added a banana to make it that much thicker and even more creamy! Thanks Freelee!

  • 4 Dates- Stone taken out.
  • 1 Ripe banana- Peeled.
  • Few Drops Vanilla Essence.
  • 1-2 Cups of Water.

Whiz everything together in the blender, this is a great recipe for if you have a smaller blender than Freelee’s, if you want to you could also add ice, I actually poured mine over ice to make it nice and cold!!

4. Mango, Pineapple & Kiwi Fruit Smoothie.

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  • 5 Chunks Frozen Mango.
  • 5 Chunks Frozen Pineapple.
  • 1/2 Frozen Kiwi Fruit.
  • 1/2 Banana.
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Orange Juice.
  • 1/2 Cup Water.

Blend together, for a less thick smoothie please add more orange juice or water, the taste of this had oodles of mango aftertaste, as soon as you sipped you really get the flavour of the pineapple! Wow!

5. Chocolate CoYo Banana Smoothie.

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A delicious salted caremel & chocolate smoothie that is bound to be a new favourite!

  • 1/2 Coyo Chocolate Yoghurt.
  • 2 Banana’s- Peeled & Chopped.
  • Drizzle Salted Caramel Flavouring (Available at Waitrose).
  • 3 Ice Cubes.

Blend together in blender, super quick and deliciously creamy!

I hope this gives you some inspiration to go and try them, always remember that you can always modify these to suit your own taste buds, don’t be afraid to add more or less ingredients and you will be well on your way to a fitter and healthier you.

Enjoy! x

 

Fruit platter for a party!

Banana Chip Pardeee!

This I found was a really lovely idea for a get together if maybe you were worried about catering for vegetarians etc, it’s very quick and simple and great if you don’t have much time!

Peanut butter with banana chips= good times!

Banana chips with a teaspoon of peanut butter, sunflower seeds and a cheeky cacao nib. Gorgeous, I loved the the crunch of the banana chip with the smooth texture of the peanut butter, looks cute too!

Yummy!

The figs, prunes, nuts and raisins all work perfectly together and for a little party this is okay, as with everything and what I would tell anyone who asked me, I would say every thing in moderation but feel okay to splurge a little especially when it comes to fruit in any form!

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I hope the next time you have a party with friends that you will give this one a try!

Enjoy! x

Green With Envy Smoothie.

Deliciously nutritious!
Deliciously nutritious!

This is my morning boost smoothie that promises to deliver energy and a wake up call to those taste buds, to really start the day with a pow! I love that it tasted delicately sweet with a hint of lime, which made for a lovely after taste which was like a tangy explosion! Very refreshing and the consistency would be likened to a juice, so a perfect companion during a workout or even to have alongside oats with breakfast!

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 Juice of a Lime- You could do more if you like!
  • Juice of 1 Large Orange.
  • 1 Banana- Peeled.
  • 4 Plums- Peeled and pitted.
  • 1/2 Cup tightly packed spinach.
  • 3 Medium sized Ice Cubes.

Green with envy smoothie

Preparation-

Do all the preparation of the fruit before you start and then add banana, plums, spinach and juices to the blender, I use a Nutri Bullet blender and blend until you cant see the spinach anymore!

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Give it a try!x

Sunny Orange Smoothie 


This smoothie was gorgeous, if you want a thick smoothie then add a banana but today I wanted it to be a juice style to have alongside my workout!

Ingredients-

  • Juice of 2 large oranges.
  • 1 Apple, peeled and cored.
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds.
  • 1 Cup of Spinach
  • 5 Ice cubes (optional)

Prep-

Whizz up all ingredients in blender, make sure you whizz for longer than normal to break down the sunflower seeds!!


Voila!