Smoothie Recipe – A Very Gentle First Green Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to ease into adding lots of vegetables to your smoothies. It’s also a great one for children because it’s seriously tasty!
You can start with a little amount of spinach and gradually increase it to see just how much you like in your drinks.
My little lot adore these smoothies especially and love to help pick out the biggest spinach leaves!

You will need:

Three large and ripe bananas
One handful of frozen spinach leaves
One teaspoon of cinnamon
One teaspoon of honey
Two cups of almond milk or milk

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The cinnamon in this smoothie does a great job at masking the spinach flavour, it also adds a lovely colour to the otherwise rather green smoothie, and, of course, cinnamon is brilliant when you are fighting a cold. The honey will add sweetness, you can leave it out, but if you find a good raw honey that you like, it will only add more goodness to this already super healthy recipe!
If you like, you can increase the amount of cinnamon to two teaspoons, you can always experiment with what works for you!
Pop all the ingredients into your blender, spinach first, then cinnamon and honey, bananas on top and then the almond milk on top of those.
Pulse it a few times to combine your ingredients and then blend it on the highest setting until there are no bits!

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Enjoy!

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Smoothie Recipe – Cherries with Cream

This one is a real treat, it may not be as healthy as a kale and spinach smoothie, but it’s a really nice way to start the day, especially when you can drink it with the sun shining and sand or grass beneath your feet. It’s a perfect summer smoothie, really, and it is an absolutely gorgeous and cheerful colour!

Ingredients:
Three cups of frozen cherries, remember to de-stone these before freezing them!
Two cups of chilled almond milk
A tablespoon of honey

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Put all the ingredients into your blender, starting with the almond milk, then adding the cherries and honey.
Use your pulse function until all your ingredients are combined and then blend on full speed until it is frothy.

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I really hope you like this one, it’s one of my favourite treats!
Enjoy

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Smoothie Recipe – Sunshine in a Cup

This smoothie requires a teeny tiny bit more work than some others, but it is super filling and very tasty.
I asked the tiny people to name our recipes and they named this one Sunshine in a Cup.
It sums it up pretty well, as this will make you feel really happy. We like it as a breakfast before a long day out of the house, as it gives us lots of energy!

You will need one large mango, peeled and diced, six sliced bananas, a large spoon of coconut milk and about two cups of almond milk. You can leave out the coconut milk, but I like adding a little bit of fat to our smoothies once in a while to make sure everyone is getting what they need.

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Put all your ingredients except the almond milk into the blender, starting with the coconut milk. When everything is in your blender, pour the almond milk over the top.
(Can you see our bananas in the background? The delivery driver asked us if we have a pet monkey!)

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Blend it all for about twenty seconds and enjoy!

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Sunshine in a Cup!

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