My Favorite Smoothies

A lot of you have been asking for smoothie recipes this week so I thought I would share all of my faves.

My Go To Green Drink

Green smoothies are one of those things that sound and sometimes look disgusting but are actually so delicious!

If you have never tried a green smoothie, or you’ve had them daily for years, I promise  you will love this recipe. It not only tastes so delicious, but you can feel your body flooding with nutrients. All these delicious greens have such a wonderful alkalising effect on the body which reduces inflammation and have an incredible detoxifying effect on the body, which leaves you with the most amazing boost of energy!

This smoothie makes for  great breakfast or afternoon snack.

  • 1 cup almond milk or water

  • 2 handfuls spinach or supergreens

  • 1 stalk celery

  • 1 cucumber peeled

  • 1 pear or apple

  • 1 banana (frozen is best)

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 5 cubes of ice

Some times I add in 1 or more of these:  lemon, basil, ginger, mint, parsley, essential fatty acids,

Anika's Creamy Protein Shake

So the name of this recipe certainly doesn’t give you the image of a very healthy drink, but trust me, it’s packed with goodness and tastes amazing, like dessert in a glass!  To make this rich flavor we use a combination of banana, almond butter, medjool dates and almond milk. This "milkshake" is the perfect sweet treat and is an awesome way to start the day or replenish glycogen levels post workout. The combination of carbohydrate and potassium from the banana, fructose from the medjool dates and protein from the almond butter make this perfect after intense exercise. Because of it’s high fibre content it will also help to stabilize blood sugar levels, keeping you sustained and energized for longer.

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk

  • 2 dates, pitted

  • 1 banana (frozen is best)

  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or Protein Powder

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  • Sprinkle of cinammon

  • 5 cubes of ice

Cacao Kapow

Perfect for hydrating after a sweaty hot yoga class or any hard workout.  Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients and electrolytes that yield an array of  benefits for healthy glowing skin, increased metabolism, and hydration.  Shown here with a sprig of mint and topped with cacao nibs.

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1 tablespoon cacao

  • 1 banana

  • 1 few mint leaves

  • ice