Refreshing smoothies are a perfect start to a summer’s day, whether you’re enjoying a morning is as bright as the ingredients or trying to forget the grey reality outside!
Traditional smoothie drinks are quickly slurped up in seconds and tend to be very high in sugar, often containing 40-60g. This recipe has a texture a little closer to frozen yoghurt and healthy fats, protein and only 14g of sugar to keep you feeling fuller for longer and keep your blood sugar levels more stable.
I’ve used mint leaves to bring out the berries’ flavour, and added coconut milk to create a creamy aftertaste.
The recipe does contain dairy products (casein protein), but this is easily swapped for an extra 15g of coconut milk for a plant-based bowl.
Nutritional information, including toppings: 463 calories / 26g fat / 27g carbohydrates (8g fibre, 14g sugar) / 27g protein
40g full fat coconut milk
75ml unsweetened almond milk, or milk of your choice
40g baby kale (I used Florette’s)
100g frozen berries
20g micellar casein protein powder
½ vanilla pod
2 mint leaves
2 tbsp oats
1 tsp ground golden linseeds
3 squares Montezuma’s dark chocolate with lime & sea salt
1 tbsp Pip & Nut almond butter
40g frozen raspberries
Simply blend all the smoothie ingredients together, adding a little more milk if you prefer a runnier smoothie. Pour into a bowl, decorate with your toppings and tuck in!
Coconut milk in smoothies is delicious!
Is that 14g of sugar including all the toppings, or just one of them? I am tempted to add them all but not sure if that's part of the recipe!
I had never considered having a smoothie in a bowl but after reading this it makes perfect sense! Love coconut so this is going on the meal plan next week - thanks.