Smoothie Summer: 3 Quenching Recipes To Try In The Heat

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At Amelia Phillips, one of our favourite things about the warmer weather is getting out the blender and making a delicious smoothie. Here’s why:

  • Nutrient density: if you pack enough good fats, protein and greens into your smoothie, you will be well-nourished and satiated for hours.
  • Starting your day right: smoothies are a great breakfast on-the-go, simply make and pour into your favourite glass jar.
  • Portability: you can even make your smoothie the night before if you have time restraints first thing in the morning. Poor choices often come from lack of preparation, so we absolutely encourage you to try this.
  • Recovery: smoothies are perfect after a hard training session for optimal recovery, as the nutrients are efficiently absorbed in liquid form.

To help you get started, here are our most popular smoothie recipes. Please share yours below!

 

Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tray of ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 handful spinach

 

Method

  1. Combine the milk, avocado, banana, cinnamon, chia and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the protein powder and spinach and blend to your desired consistency.

 

Breakfast Antioxidant Smoothie

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful cos lettuce
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/3 tray ice

 

Method

  1. Add water and chia seeds to the blender and let sit for 15 minutes for the chia seeds to go to work.
  2. Add milk, avo, spinach, cos, raspberries, cinnamon, maca and coconut oil and blend well.
  3. Add protein powder and ice and blend until thick but smooth. Add more ice if desired.

 

Choc Antiox Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • A dash of coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tray of ice
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 handful baby kale

 

Method

  1. Add liquids, banana and chia seeds in a blender and sit for 15 minutes for the chia seeds to go to work.
  2. Add cacao, cacao nibs, maca, cinnamon and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add protein powder and kale and blend again until smooth.
  4. Serve topped with extra cacao nibs. Enjoy!

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  • Peter

    Looks like a really good tasting drink. Will have to try it, thanks for recipe.
    http://thehealthymunch.blogspot.com/

    • Amelia Phillips

      They’re great, Peter! Do give them a try.