A lot of you have been following my journey of “ Aaj ki taaza Smoothie” for a while now. Let me tell you smoothies are not my favorite breakfast. I used to be one of those people who used to laugh at others when they made smoothies to start their day because ‘how can you not have hot breakfast.’
Sigh, how the mighty have fallen. Since I am trying to eat right, Smoothies have become a very convenient way to start the weekday especially when you have a million things to do in the day but still want to ensure you are putting the right stuff in your body.
Here is a basic guideline for any smoothie:
The Base: (cannot make a smoothie without this)
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
Almond or soy or coconut or regular milk
Honey or dates (seedless) for sweetness
A high power blender to bring it all together. I use a Nutri Ninja.
The extras: (these give your smoothies the extra kick)
Frozen berries or red apple or green apple or dragonfruit or peach or nectarine or kiwi or mangoes or figs
A handful of frozen spinach or kale
The optionals: (you can make the smoothies without these)
1 tbsp Hemp seeds OR
1 tsp Açai powder (use Acai when using Berries as the extra)
1 tsp Gut cleaning powder OR
1 tsp Cinnamon Or
Pinch of Turmeric OR
Coconut Flakes OR
1/2 cup Yogurt (you can use coconut yogurt as well) OR
A scoop of Whey or vegan protein powder (Use a vanilla flavored one as everything else will overpower the taste of your smoothie) OR
1 tbsp Maca powder OR
1 tbsp Cocoa powder (I will skip the extras if I am making a chocolate smoothie) OR
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
There are a lot of other things you can add to your smoothie, but I don’t have the time or energy or the space to stock things to put in my breakfast, so these work well for me.
How to make the smoothie:
In a high power Blender, add the base, 1 fruit from the extras, a sweetener of your choice and one of the optional and blend.
Freezing the fruits make the smoothies really creamy
You can add some cashew nuts or walnuts
The smoothie stays good in the fridge for an hour or so. Most fruits will turn acidic if kept for long.