May 22nd • Posted in Food
Comes the warm weather and the fresher, juicer fruits and I’m all about smoothies. If in wintertime I can’t say no to a baking session to have cookies always done for an afternoon snack (you know you have a sweet tooth when chocolate becomes a daily basic), in spring and summertime I can easily switch to the healthier smoothie and actually be quite satisfied with my snack! It has been a couple of months that I’m getting into the habit of drinking a freshly mixed fruit smoothie in the early hours of my afternoons, and not only it is super fun to find new fruit combinations and experiment with creativity and colours, but it also makes for a great boost of energy to face the rest of the day!
Smoothies are all about creativity and personal taste, but we’ve come up with a couple of ideas that make for delicious and different smoothies that I can’t really *not* share with you! Hopefully, if you’ll ever get bored with your favourite smoothie combinations, these will be a great inspiration!
Serves 2 | Goji & Red Berries Smoothie
15 goji berries
170ml fresh water
A couple of handfuls of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
A handful of strawberries
First off create the goji juice by throwing around 15 goji berries and 100ml of water in a blender. Blend well until all the berries are chopped and the water becomes light red. Using a small strainer, strain the goji juice over a glass to remove any harsh residues, then pour the juice into the blender and blend together with all the berries (which you previously rinsed very well) until smooth. Serve immediately or let it chill in the fridge and enjoy later (remember to give it a shake before serving if you pick the latter!).
This smoothie is rich and sweet, but also a great way to implement super healthy goji berries in your diet if you’re not a fan of snacking on them by their own!
Serves 2 | Banana, Mint & Lemon Smoothie
170ml fresh water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 or 3 leaves of mint
Pour the water, chopped banana, freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves into a blender and blend well until smooth. Add a teaspoon of honey if you prefer your smoothies on the sweet side. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for later!
This one is inspired to a smoothie I got on a hot day in Milan last month at VIVA (such a blessing after walking for a long hot day in a busy city!) and it’s fresh and delicious but totally different than your average fruit smoothie!
What are your favourite smoothie combinations?! x