Rainbow of smoothies

Rainbow of smoothies

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I wanted to make something special, smoothie-related because I celebrated 1 year of daily smoothies and soups. I will talk about this on ancaslifestyle, my lifestyle blog in a few days, if you fancy a read.
In the end I made 7 smoothies, being a play on eat-the-rainbow. I made a list with what I’ve used in every smoothie. All are vegan because I rarely have a smoothie that is not vegan. When it comes to adding liquid in my smoothies I prefer 150ml natural juice and a bit of water. Two smoothies are made with soy milk. I don’t drink often soy milk, but I had one opened in the fridge and I used it in smoothies to see how it is. I liked it.
I didn’t use any sweetener in my smoothies, neither I or my husband like sweet smoothies these days.

Rainbow of smoothies

I looked for ideas regarding the smoothies, especially for the blue one. Sadly I couldn’t find any suitable blue smoothies. There were two options, not very helpful for me. The first one was blue food colouring. I can’t say I understand why anybody would like to add food colouring in a smoothie. I have nothing against food colouring in a cake and I use coloured fondant. But in a smoothie… those should be healthy and packed with superfoods. That brings me to the second option, Blue Majik spirulina, it’s blue instead of the usual green one. While that is a great option, is a spirulina, so healthy, it’s not available in shops around UK. Of course, there was the option of Blue CuraƧao, but, again, not exactly perfect for a healthy smoothie.

The rest of the smoothies were easy to make. I liked all of them. The red beetroot smoothie has an earthy taste that I enjoyed. My husband wasn’t keen on it, but he doesn’t like beetroot. The orange carrot smoothie was delicious, I really like carrot smoothies. I think this is the only way I would eat raw carrots.
The yellow Turmeric smoothie was lovely. Turmeric has an intense flavour and it overpowers everything else. The Green smoothie was made with spirulina powder. It has a lovely colour and the flavour is very nice. We have spirulina smoothies quite often. The blue one was a classic smoothie with fruits, lovely as usual. The indigo smoothie was one of my favourites because of its colour. The last one, purple, was delicious too.

Red Smoothie:
– 1 banana
– 150ml Orange Juice
– 1/2 cooked beetroot
– 40g frozen strawberries
– 1 tsp Chia seeds

Orange Smoothie:
– 1 banana
– 1 heaped spoon of oats
– 200ml pineapple juice
– 50ml water
– 80g frozen carrots

Yellow Smoothie:
– 70g peaches in syrup (drained)
– 1 banana
– 150ml pineapple juice
– 1/2 tsp Turmeric
– 1 tsp Chia seeds

Green Smoothie:
– 150ml soy milk
– 1 banana
– 70g peaches in syrup (drained)
– 1 heaped spoon of oats
– 1 spoon of spirulina powder

Blue Smoothie:
– 25g frozen blueberries
– 2 bananas
– 25g frozen blackberries
– 200ml water
– 1 tsp Chia seeds

Indigo Smoothie:
– 1 banana
– 150ml soy milk
– 80g blueberries
– 1 tsp Chia seeds

Purple Smoothie:
– 80g frozen cherries and blackberries
– 1 banana
– 250ml red grape juice
– 1 heaped spoon of oats

As for the recipe, just blitz them. Add a bit more water if you think the texture is too thick.

Rainbow of smoothies

Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Rainbow of smoothies”

  1. Delicious green smoothie recipes Anca! I always struggle with chia seeds as they tend to thicken my smoothies too much after a little while. Maybe it helps if I prep a smaller portion and drink it straight away. Thanks for sharing!
    Donna

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