3 Spring Smoothies

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my smoothie recipes. I drink a smoothie almost every day, but I rarely take pictures of them. Although I do share them on Instagram, I usually post more about dishes and less about drinks. I thought about flavours and I made these 3 Spring Smoothies, fresh and delicious.

3 Spring Smoothie recipe

I thought about smoothie recipes and I came up with these three: Matcha & Apple; Carrot & Orange and Spinach & Banana. All the smoothies have bananas, as we like them a lot. I think almost all of our smoothies have a banana in them. Because it would have been too much to make 6 smoothies for the two of us, I made one of each and we shared. The ingredients for each smoothie are twice than what I’ve used.

Surprisingly, both my husband and I liked the carrot one, even though we don’t like carrots on their own. This means I will add carrots in our smoothies at least once a week. Because I used a lot of frozen carrots, banana and natural juice, it counts as 3 portions of fruit/veggies towards your 5-a-day. I would say that is impressive, in only a big glass of smoothie.
The Matcha and apple smoothie looks a bit strange, the lovely colour of the matcha became more like a military colour, most likely because it has banana in it. It was fab, I will add matcha more often to my smoothies. The Spinach and banana smoothie is the only one with milk in it, the other two are vegan. Of course it can be made vegan by changing the milk with water (it will also have less calories, if that is a concern) or with a vegan milk.

Carrot and orange smoothie recipe

Ingredients for 2 smoothies:
– 200g frozen carrots
– 2 bananas
– 500ml orange juice
– 2 tsp Chia seeds

Blend all the ingredients together.

The teaspoons should be heaped, if you think the texture is not thick enough, add a bit more Chia seeds and blend again.

Matcha and apple smoothie recipe

Ingredients for 2 smoothies:
– 500ml apple juice
– 2 bananas
– 2 tsp matcha
– 2 tsp of Chia seeds, heaped

Blend all the ingredients together.

Matcha will make the smoothie a little less thick. I noticed that when I used matcha for baking too, the batter or dough needs a little more flour. Sadly I don’t have any advice regarding the beautiful green colour that changes in the smoothie.

Spinach and banana smoothie recipe

Ingredients for 2 smoothies:
– 100g frozen spinach
– 2 bananas
– 50g oats
– 500ml milk
– 1 tsp hemp seeds on top

As before, blend all the ingredients together. Before serving, sprinkle hemp seeds on top. They are light and will not sink into the smoothie. I think it looks pretty like this.

Do you like smoothies? What flavours to you prefer?

One thought on “3 Spring Smoothies

  1. Lovely photos in this post Anca!
    I love smoothies as you know! Mine always have oats in (which help keep me full and for energy and mean a smoothie can actually be a meal), and I try to keep to just one fruit to keep it healthy – if you’re only using fruit there is so much sugar it can’t be good for you, but mainly veggies with one fruit and some added bonuses like matcha or hemp and you’ve got a nutritional party! 🙂 x

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