It’s been over a month since mt last blog post and more than 3 months since the smoothie magic of the last recipe post. And what better way to break my blogging hiatus than with a delicious recipe!
Because of the rush that comes with getting big and little people ready for each morning, I haven’t really felt like going to any effort for my own breakfasts lately. As a breastfeeding mum, I can’t afford to go without, so I have been making superfood smoothies instead.
This is my latest and most favourite recipe and it is completely free of refined sweeteners. You will find all the ingredients with the help of a good health food shop or organic store.
Recipe #129: Choco-banana smoothie. Easily serves two adults.
As well as a good food processor, blender or Thermomix (TM), you will need:
► 2 large frozen bananas, cut into chunks
► young coconut flesh from 1 coconut
► 4 tbsp of chia seeds
► 3 tbsp of sunflower seeds
► 2 tbsp of bee pollen
► 2 tbsp of cacao powder
► 1-2 tbsp of lucuma powder
► 1 tbsp of maca powder
► 1 pinch of finely ground Himalayan salt
Place all ingredients into your blender/food processor/TM with sufficient water to blend, and blend until super-smooth. I used my TM as follows: adding enough water until I could just see it (~1L mark), I whizzed the ingredients at speed 8 for 30 seconds, then speed 10 for another 30 seconds.
You can always add more water if it’s too thick, or more lucuma if you need a little more natural sweetness.
Serve in a large glass with a sprinkling of cacao nibs. Drink for immediate satisfaction, or store in a jar in the fridge for comsumption within 3-5 days.
[Note that leaving your smoothie for longer than a few minutes will give the chia seeds time to gel and you may need to add more water — or you could eat it by the spoonful as a yummy dessert!]
Many people have embraced Meatfree Mondays; maybe it’s time we started Smoothie Tuesdays.
Enjoy your Smoothie Tuesday!