I’m not big on drinking my food so I have to say so we don’t tend to make smoothies very often and we don’t have a juicer. When I do make smoothies I like to make them so thick that you almost need a spoon to eat them and I try to always include a decent serve of healthy fat. I’m going to experiment a bit more with all this though as part of our move to including vegetables with our breakfasts at least every weekday. That’s the latest project (“Project Royal Breakfast”) that I’ve set for myself – to get us all eating more “dinner for breakfast” types of meals like this one.
This smoothie is one we do from time to time. It’s full of goodness including good quality healthy fats and tastes great. Give it a go and let us know what you think and also please share your favourite (low sugar) smoothie recipes – because we’re by no means experts in this area!
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup coconut milk or cream
- 1 large banana in chunks (frozen best)
- 1 medium zucchini in chunks
- ¼ avocado
- 2 spinach leaves (or use another leafy green vegetable like kale)
- 20g of vanilla protein powder
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp gelatine (we use Great Lakes Gelatine powder)
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and then process on high speed until the mixture is nice and smooth. Use more or less zucchini / banana to make thicker or thinner drink or smoothie bowl
- Serve immediately.