There is nothing more appetising than a filling and fresh smoothie for breakfast. They are so easy to make vegan and gluten free and I’d like to think I personally also make the best ones – maybe. They are so versatile and combinations of flavours is endless. You can make a regular smoothie, a smoothie bowl or even turn it into a nicecream (vegan icecream – it is the bomb.com)

If you want some new ideas, check out a few of my favourite flavours I’ve compiled below.

I tend to mix my smoothie flavours up all the time but when I can’t decide I always fall back on my favourite:

Mango, Banana, Strawberries and Raspberries on Coconut Mylk

I’m someone who just chucks things in and hopes the ratio is good but when I make this one (as pictured below) I use about 250-300ml of coconut mylk, 2 really ripe medium bananas, a handful of frozen mango and about a small handful of frozen strawberries and raspberries.

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When I’m feeling creative (rare occurrence, lets be honest)  I leave out the strawberries and raspberries and pour in half the smoothie into a glass then add the strawberries and raspberries to finish it off. I’ve simply garnished it with fresh strawberries.

This is actually the same smoothie all blended together and turned into a smoothie bowl. For it to be slightly thicker you can add another half of a banana, or use frozen bananas.

Next up is one that it is very similiar but doesn’t contain coconut mylk.

Mango, Banana and Strawberries on Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and Icy Cold Water

This combination gives you a refreshing vitamin C kick and when oranges are in season, this is a great option. You could also use bottled OJ if you wanted but I’d be mindful of the sugar content.

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I usually do about 2 bananas, a handful of mango, a handful of strawberries and the juice of one full orange. Blend that up and if it is too thick (probably will be) pour in some icy cold water. 

When I’m after something a bit tropical I always opt for:

Raspberries, Bananas and Pineapple on Pineapple and Tangelo Juice

This one has a really nice zing and will definitely brighten up your mood with its pink colour

Again 2 bananas and a handful of raspberries as well as pineapple. Fresh or canned pineapple will do just make sure it is in juice and not syrup if it is canned. Then add pineapple juice and the juice of a tangelo.. orange juice works here also.

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I’ve dressed it with an (attempted) fanned strawberry and chia seeds

Moving onto the more ‘green smoothies’, the next one is another one of my personal favourites.

Banana, Lemon, Mint, Kale with Ice on Apple Juice

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I may have said the other ones are refreshing but this green smoothie is on a whole new level and super zesty too.

About 1 and half bananas, 1 quarter of a lemon with seeds removed, 6 mint leaves, 250ml of apple juice, a handful of kale and a cup of ice will get this green cup of goodness. I’ve paired it up with some coconut shavings and some apple on top.

One fruit that I think is under rated is black berries! That is why they feature in my

Blackberry, Banana and Mango Smoothie on Coconut Mylk

This smoothie is super simple to throw together and really tasty.

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All you need is 2 bananas, and a handful of both blackberries and mango with coconut mylk. Pretty simple

Another green smoothie featuring spinach is my…

Spinach, Banana, Mango, Passionfruit Smoothie on Almond MylkScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 3.16.34 pm.png

This is a really good smoothie to make as a smoothie bowl. The smoothie bowl contains 3 bananas, 1 cup of mango, 1 passion fruit, 1 & 1/2 cups of spinach and about 250 ml of almond mylk. 

For a smoothie version, just reduce the number of bananas to 2.

The colour is epic and will change depending on how much spinach you put in. The more spinach the better as it is so rich in iron and it barely alters the taste!

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However you decide to decorate it is up to you or if you’re someone who doesn’t care and just wants to down it, thats fine too! Most mornings I don’t worry about it unless it is a smoothie bowl and I have the time! Coconut shavings, chia seeds and fruit are usually my go to toppings but anything really works! 

If you have an issue with your smoothie tasting ‘too green’ you’ll love this next one…

Cacao and Banana Smoothie on Icy Cold Water

Behold the chocolate smoothie!

This one always feels naughty but you can’t really go wrong with a tablespoon of raw organic cacao, 3 bananas and some super cold water. This one is super smooth and really satisfying!

I use Absolute Organic Cacao Powder which you can find by clicking here

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Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 3.17.32 pm.pngWhat is even better is that I use this same combination to make nicecream!!! Just use 3 and a half frozen bananas and reduce the amount of water used! 

I’ve just heated frozen blackberries in the microwave to get a syrup and have poured it over the top! It is super delightful and can serve as any meal you like. I had this one for breakfast but I regularly will have something like this for dessert if I’m craving chocolate.

It always hits the spot!

Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my smoothie compilation. Get creative and give them a go or create some of your own combinations! Let me know what you think!

Drink up and eat all the plants,

Steph xx

 

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