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12 Smoothie Recipes To Supercharge Your Day

Smoothie Recipes To Supercharge Your Day
Laurentine ten Bosch, Filmmaker (Food Matters and Hungry For Change)

Enjoy these 12 smoothies recipes that are healthy, delicious, and set to supercharge your day!


Just like yourselves, our lives can get pretty hectic too! Between work, family and life in general, we totally get the feeling like there are a million demands on your time. It’s tempting to skip breakfast when we’re in a rush. However, our busy schedules would be so much harder if we didn’t make the time to fuel our bodies well.
  
That’s why we think it’s essential to have a good repertoire of supercharged smoothies to kick-start your day. These 12 recipes have become our arsenal of ‘go-to’ breakfast options that we rely on time and time again when we’re on the run. They are fast, full of flavor and contain all the goodness we need to feel energized and ready to tackle the day ahead!

#1 GINGER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE

Ginger supports healthy digestion, which is an absolute MUST for vibrant health! The gentle spicy undertones of the ginger in this recipe are also naturally invigorating and get you energized for the morning. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, so if you’re a bit stiff and sore when you wake up, definitely give this smoothie a go!
  
Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-inch ginger grated
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut milk


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together.Serve in our funky Food Matters Jar

GINGER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE

#2 TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE

Why We Love It
Besides reminding us of a beachside holiday, we love this smoothie for its jam-packed nutritional goodness. Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain, which gives our body extra support to break down and absorb nutrients from the food we eat. This smoothie also boosts your daily intake of greens, providing folate, fibre and antioxidants for general vitality. To enjoy the taste of Summer and a post-holiday dose of wellbeing, start your day with this delicious drink!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of Food Matters Superfood Greens
  • ¼ cup chopped pineapple 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water

What To Do
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until nice and smooth!

TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE


#3 BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE


Why We Love It
Firstly, we love this recipe because it features a nutritional hero…. The humble banana! This common fruit supports good mental health due to its high levels of tryptophan. Bananas are also super high in potassium and act as a prebiotic to create good gut health. Plus, we think you’ll simply ‘go bananas’ for the taste!  



Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 2 tablespoons Food Matters Protein Superfood 
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder 
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy straight away!

BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE


#4  THE CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE


Sourced from Bannie Williams, The Healthy Ingredient

Why We Love It
This smoothie is knock-your-socks-off downright delicious. It’s so tasty that we would be equally happy to enjoy it for dessert! Importantly, this recipe is also bursting with nutrition and supplies a good hit of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and essential amino acids. (Plus, you can tell the kids they’re eating cake for breakfast!)

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 small organic carrots
  • 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
  • ¼ cup organic rolled oatsSplash of preferred milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic yoghurtPinch of shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1 – 2 Medjool dates (optional)


What To Do
Blend all of the ingredients minus the coconut, cinnamon, pecans and 1 tablespoon of the yoghurt until smooth.Pour into a jar and top with remaining tablespoon of yoghurt and sprinkle with cinnamon, shredded coconut and pecans. Enjoy!

THE CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE


#5 MINT CHOC CHIP SMOOTHIE  


Sourced fromLee Holmes, Supercharged Food

Why We Love It
This recipe offers the luscious flavours inspired by an authentic mint chocolate ice cream – only with a bounty of nutrition to boot! The fresh mint is packed full of bioavailable antioxidants and the cashews supply slow-release energy to sustain us through the morning. But don’t just whip this one out for breakfast… Try a smaller serving next time you have a chocolate craving! 

Ingredients (to serve 2)

  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • 1 bunch of English spinach leaves or frozen spinach
  • ¼ cup organic nut butter
  • ½ avocado, peeled and stone removedHandful of mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (or vanilla pod)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup coconut waterHandful of ice (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs

OUR HINT: 1 teaspoon Food Matters Superfood Greens (optional)

What To Do:
Place all the ingredients except the cacao nibs in a powerful blender and blend until smooth.Add the cacao nibs and blend for another 5 – 10 seconds.Pour into tall glasses and enjoy the minty green
goodness!

MINT CHOC CHIP SMOOTHIE


#6 SPICED COFFEE SMOOTHIE


Why We Love It
Some mornings, nothing but a beautiful cup of organic, fair trade coffee will quite hit the spot! Infuse your cells with vitalizing, life-giving nutrients whilst you get your morning caffeine fix with this luxurious smoothie. Enjoy it all year round, served hot or cold! 

Ingredients

  • 1 espresso shot of  Longevity Now coffee
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 dates


What To Do
Grind fresh coffee beans and make a shot of espresso. Combine coffee, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and dates in the blender and whiz until silky smooth.

SPICED COFFEE SMOOTHIE


#7 BERRY RICH CRAVING SAVER

Why We Love It
Created to keep the cravings at bay, this smoothie is the perfect antidote to satisfy any sweet tooth. Packed with the nutrients and energy you need to thrive until your next meal, we’ve added the extra bonus of some probiotics to keep your tummy happy too! 

What You Need

  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 frozen bananaspinach
  • 2 tablespoons Food Matters Superfood Protein
  • 1 probiotic capsule or 1 tablespoon kefir


What To Do
Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until nice and smooth.

BERRY RICH CRAVING SAVER


#8 TURBOCHARGE SMOOTHIE RECIPE


Why We Love It
This recipe was initially inspired from a trip in Dubai to help get Food Matters into the Middle East. A local friend recommended the ‘Turbo Charge’ with Spirulina and who were we to disagree? Upon returning home, we’ve made this amazing drink many times ourselves, and think it’s one of the best smoothies we’ve ever had!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 sticks celery
  • ½ small pineappleHandful of spinach leaves
  • ¼ lime, peeled4 golden delicious apples
  • ½ ripe avocado1 heaped teaspoon of Spirulina powderSmall handful of ice


What To Do
Juice the cucumber, celery, pineapple, spinach, lime and apples.Place juice and Spirulina in a blender with avocado and ice and blend for 45 seconds.Pour into a glass and enjoy! As per usual, everything should be as fresh and organic as possible.

TURBOCHARGE SMOOTHIE RECIPE


#9 WALNUT BROWNIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Sourced from Amy Crawford, The Holistic Ingredient

Why We Love It
This recipe is the ultimate proof that healthy can still taste phenomenally delicious. With maca powder for help balances your hormones and healthy fats to support reproductive health, this smoothie is decadent but deceptively good for you!

Ingredients

  • Approx. 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (20g) walnuts
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 2 heaped teaspoons maple or rice malt syrup (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon raw cacao nibs
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamonPinch of vanilla powder (or essence)Pinch salt


What To Do
Leave half the walnuts and cacao nibs aside. Throw the rest of your ingredients into the blender and blend until really smooth.Top with the cacao nibs and remaining walnuts.I would recommend making this the night before or, at least, half an hour before serving to allow the chia seeds to soften.

WALNUT BROWNIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE


#10 CHOC-BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL


Why We Love It
The cacao, coconut and maca combo makes this the perfect mood-boosting and hormone-balancing bowl of goodness! The extra chia seeds offer a little extra slow-release energy to keep you fuelled and upbeat for the morning. Plus it tastes just like a bowl of chocolate and banana ice cream, so why wouldn’t you be happier after eating this? 


Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 dates


What To Do
Blend everything together in your blender and enjoy this one in a bowl, just like you are enjoying a bowl of ice cream… Only 10 times better!

CHOC-BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL


#11 THE GREEN MOOD BOOSTER


Why We Love It
Packed with phytonutrients from those greens and quality carbohydrates to support your brain, this is the ultimate smoothie to fight those stress levels and give your body some happy-producing nutrients. Drink up (smile!) and let the good vibes flow. 

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ avocado
  •  2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1 cup almond milk
  •  ½ cup coconut water
  •  1 tablespoon Food Matters Superfood Greens
  •  3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs 

What To Do
Blend everything, except the raw cacao nibs.Once the smoothie is nice and smooth, add in the cacao nibs and give it another blend. We like to keep a little crunch in these and think it’s nice to sprinkle some on top! Enjoy. 

THE GREEN MOOD BOOSTER

#12 THE FOOD MATTERS GREEN ENERGY BOOSTER


Why We Love It
We’ve saved our Energy Booster Smoothie until last because it really is the Big Daddy of nutritious breakfasts! This recipe is your direct ticket to getting some easy greens into your system and working their magic. Combined with a good dose of potassium to help regulate and maintain healthy cells, this smoothie is an elixir of healthy goodness to help you bounce out the door after breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 cups coconut waterFresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons Food Matters Superfood Greens


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

THE FOOD MATTERS GREEN ENERGY BOOSTER


Are You A Smoothie Guru Or Enthusiast? Share Your Wonderful Ideas With The Food Matters Community Below!

source: foodmatters

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