INGREDIENTS FOR CREAMY RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE
Makes 1 large portion
- Half a banana*
- 120 g Frozen raspberries
- 200 ml rice milk. Brands that I use and recommend are; Rude Health, Organic Rice Dream or Ecomil.
- 1 scoop of whey protein (I recommend Solgar’s Whey-to-Go Vanilla Powder or Pulsin Whey Protein Isolate)
- 1–2 tspns of greens powder (I use Udo’s Choice Beyond Greens) and/or a handful spinach
- 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil (ensure it’s organic, virgin and cold pressed)
- Optionally, a small handful of spinach leaves
Melt the coconut oil by putting the jar/bottle into a saucepan of water and heat until it melts. Place The frozen raspberries into your blender first, then add all other ingredients apart from the coconut oil. Then carefully pour in the coconut oil, avoiding the frozen raspberries or the oil will harden again. Blitz. Enjoy immediately.
Please note that this and most other smoothies don’t keep: even after half-an-hour the fruit will begin to oxidise and the nutrients will be increasingly lost.
Until you become accustomed to the slightly veggie/herby flavour of greens powder, stick to 1 teaspoon. By the way, don’t skip the oil because you think it’s fattening: you need it! Good fats can help you lose weight and help reduce bad cholesterol.
* If you aren’t keen on bananas, you can make this smoothie without it. Instead simply add a few more raspberries, and if you really need a little more sweetness, add a teaspoon of maple syrup.
If you are new to making smoothies, buying the speciality ingredients can be daunting, but I hope you will see it as an investment in your health. I am big fan of Udo’s Beyond Greens because it’s so nutritionally rich. It contains organic, fermented grasses, algae, spices, vegetables and seeds all which helps support your immune system. I buy Udo’s Beyond Greens and (other super foods such as whey protein) from Body Kind who are typically cheaper than Amazon or other health food shops.
All of my smoothie recipes are nutritionally balanced. Read my article Smoothies: Are they good for you?, which also includes how to make your own healthy smoothies.
Eat Well—Be Well 🙂
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