Smooth Talker: Delicious frozen smoothies…
(I feel like I should just take a moment to share how many awful puns I came up with for the title of this post: smooth moves, smooths like Jagger, and smooth criminal were all in the running. Smooth talker doesn’t sound so bad now does it?)
Aanyway, I have joined the rest of the nation in what I like to call Frozen Frenzy and have been watching the latest Disney movie basically non stop since it came out on Monday. I don’t know what it is about it, but it just gives me all the warm and fuzzies. (Plus, who doesn’t love being able to sing along joyfully to ‘Let it go’ every once in a while?)
In honour of this, and because I just can’t make it snow (even though that would make my heartfelt renditions of ‘do you wanna build a snowman’ even better), my dear sister and I got together to create some healthy smoothies using some yummy frozen ingredients.
The first is a Super-berry smoothie, and you will need:
225g Frozen berries (I bought a mixed bag but feel free to pick and choose)
225g Strawberry yoghurt (Fat-free if you can find it)
1 ripe banana (Optional)
Add the berries, the yoghurt and milk into a blender (or into a slender container if you are using a hand blender) and whizz it all up until smooth. Taste, and then add honey and banana for extra sweetness if you’d like. You can strain the smoothie mix to eliminate all the tiny pips from the berries, but if you don’t mind these then you’re good to go! Serve with more fresh berries or banana, and enjoy your fabulous smoothie creation.
Smoothie number two is a surprisingly healthy Chocolate Smoothie *swoon*
You will need:
2 pre-frozen, pre-sliced bananas (this may seem like a bit of a faff, but it’s worth it! Just slice a banana and stick it in the freezer in a sandwich bag. The riper the better in my opinion, as the ripest bananas are always the sweetest.)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (This, as I discovered is not to be confused with that instant hot chocolate powder which some of us are so fond of eating straight from the tub…)
2 tablespoons peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
240ml almond milk (you can use regular milk, but almond milk is dairy free and will add a little sweetness)
Blend it all together, making sure that the frozen banana bits are properly blended and not hiding underneath the blades of the blender. Pour, and enjoy!
Isn’t she just as cute as a button? Abi and I wish you all happy days and hope you enjoy making your very own smoothie creations!
Big Love, PV x
(The chocolate smoothie recipe was adapted from one by the ever inspiring abeautifulmess.com)