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Smoothies

I have recently been really enjoying making smoothies as a part of my lunch at school, or breakfast at home! Hence I thought i'd show you four smoothies I make and give some tips and tricks.

For my smoothies I use the magic bullet blender and just chuck everything in there and blend it all up. It works a dream.
I have only included the solids into the ingredients list because you can use whichever liquid floats your boat (no pun intended).
These include:

  • Milk
  • Almond milk (or another vegan alternative)
  • Water (my personal choice)
  • Fruit juice

Of course you can swap out any of the ingredients for something else but this is just my guideline to give you an idea of what to use. I have also left measurements up to your personal taste but as a general rule, go for small handfuls of each ingredient and slowly build up.

Smoothies:

  1. The tropical smoothie
    This is my personal favourite smoothie because it is just so delicious and reminds me of holiday. I would recommend making this with water or coconut milk to give it a more tropical vibe.
    You will need:
  • cantaloupe
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • papaya
  1. The green smoothie
    This one is definitely an acquired taste and I wouldn't recommend it as a first time smoothie for fun. I would recommend making this with water rather than milk.
    You will need:
  • Spinach
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • You could also add: cucumber, other leaves, or kale
  1. The berry smoothie
    This is a lovely and sweet yet slightly tart smoothie which is oh so scrummy.
    I would recommend making this one with a type of milk rather than water.
    You will need:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • You could also include: Blackberries or cherries
  1. The treat smoothie
    This smoothie definitely doesn't count as a healthy smoothie and is honestly completely up to you what you put in it. However I will show you what I like to put in mine:
  • Ice cream
  • Strawberries
  • Milk
  • Syrup of your choice (I like maple)
  • Chocolate chips

If you prefer sweeter smoothies you could use any of the following to give it that sweet edge:

  • agave syrup
  • maple syrup
  • sweetener
  • golden syrup

However, if you're going for a health kick, bare in mind that there is a lot of sugar in fructose (found in fruit) and maybe either nothing, a sugar free sweetener, or a natural sweetener would be best.

I would definitely recommend using some frozen fruit! This gives it a thicker and more slush like texture which is obviously naturally colder. I often use pre-made smoothie bags which can be bought from many supermarkets and put into freezers until the time of use. I would highly recommend these as you can preserve the fruit and it makes it a whole lot easier!

However if you do use these, I would advise you to leave the frozen fruit to thaw a little, with the liquid of choice, before blending it otherwise you might have a bit of a tricky job doing so.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post! Let me know if you are going to re-make one of these and tell me how it goes!
Happy smoothie making.
Love,
Siana xxx

Siana Goodwin

Siana Goodwin

Hey! I'm Siana. I love coffee and all things cosy! Why not comment and subscribe while you're taking a look around Velvetnavy? For PR related enquiries, please email [email protected]

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