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I’m definitely an advocate of smoothies for breakfast (when the weather is warm
I often work on my blog and freelancing in the evening, after I get home from work, and a smoothie at 5:30 when I get in sets me up for a few more productive hours before a late dinner
If its the ‘green’ that puts you off smoothies, berry varieties are the way to go. This one is such a bright, jewelled pink, it looks more like a dessert than breakfast.
Don’t be fooled though: this smoothie might look sweet, but berry smoothies are usually far more tart than the green variety.
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It literally takes me about 3 minutes to get a snack sorted now (not to mention the extra fruits & veggies that must be doing me some good).
When I make smoothies I work more to a formula than a strict ‘recipe’. You can get that formula here, and some of my other favourite go-to smoothies like my tropical green smoothie and my vegan frappe-style iced coffee smoothie.
Any blender or smoothie-maker will do the job, but a personal blender (like my (affiliate link) Breville Blend Active, which is the one I’ve used for the last 2+ years and is still going strong) makes life so much easier for daily smoothie making – just add everything to the bottle, blend, rinse the blades and screw on the drinking cap and you’re good to go.
Pink smoothie recipe with almonds & berries
- 1 Banana
- 0.5 cup Kale (approx.)
- 1 cup Almond milk (approx.)
- 1 cup Frozen berries (approx.)
- 1 cup Ice cubes (approx.)
- 1 tbsp. Chia seeds (approx.)
- 1 tbsp. Almond butter (approx.)
- Peel the banana
- Add all the ingredients to the blender
- Blend for 5-10 seconds and pulse a few times, until the ingredients are a thick, smooth texture
- That’s literally it – put the travel cap on your blender (or decant into a travel bottle if you don’t have a personal blender) and away you go