Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts

Monday, 12 June 2017

Dragon Smoothie

The rich red in this Smoothie comes from a dragon fruit. I was expecting the white flesh pitted with black seeds but instead got this awesome surprise:

It's got an earthy taste,  almost beetroot like! Apparently these beauties are full of goodness, rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C, several B vitamins, Calcium, iron and phosphorus and the seeds are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

3-4 tbsp dragonfruit flesh
small banana
handful of baby spinach
handful grated carrot
handful of seeds (I used pumpkin + sunflower)
one date, pitted
1 cup filtered water

Throw it all together in a powerful blender (I used a Vitamix) and viola.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric, the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine. There are many claims about it being the cure for some serious illnesses so I advise reading this article if you are unsure. So while there's not enough scientific proof (on humans) to tout it as a super drug I'm still loving this smoothie which is an easy way to slip this spice into your life :)

makes two glasses

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 tsp turmeric (I used the powder)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ice cubes

Chuck all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!