Cherry Ripe Smoothie

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The inspiration for this breakfast smoothie came from an obvious place: a delicious friggin’ cocktail (“The Cherry Ripe” – a cheeky and unpretentious combination of Chambord, Baileys and coconut milk). Please note I mean no disrespect to the chocolate bar “Cherry Ripe” as it has a very special place in my heart also. This smoothie shares something with the chocolate bar, however: it contains no cherries. The name is bullshit. But the flavour, well, sir, that is the business.


Ingredients:

– 1 cup frozen raspberries

– 1 teaspoon cacao powder

– 100ml coconut milk

– 100-150ml water (depending on how thick you like it)

– 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder


Get Ripe:

– chuck everything in a blender and give it some shit


Pop it,

Shannon x


Berry Boom Smoothie

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Smoothies: sneaky fruit smugglers, and I love them for it. They feel utterly decadent and indulgent, but in truth they are vehicles for a nutrient-BOOM. Plus they are super-quick in the morning for busy fuckers. Perfect for bumping up the fruit intake of humans of any size.


Ingredients:

– 1 cup of milk of your choice (rice, soy, cow, goat, almond, coconut, whatever you like)

– 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (you can freeze your own or buy them in packs in the freezer section at the supermarket)

– 1/2 a banana

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 3 or 4 tablespoons plain yoghurt (I use CoYo, a yoghurt made from coconut milk)

– if you feel compelled to have extra protein, chuck in some protein powder or a raw egg (probably skip the egg for tiny humans who don’t have cast-iron guts)


It’s BOOM time:

– put everything in a blender and give it a good whizzing

– pop it in a cup a drink that awesome shit!


It’s championesque,

Shannon x

 


Mango’s Smooth Moves

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Smoothies. What can I say? They’re cheeky and I like it. They are a great way to smuggle fruit into the diets of kids and weird grown ups with fruit aversions. I’m not going to lie to you – these babies pack some calories, but they also allow the opportunity for stocking up on minerals (like potassium, calcium, magesium) and vitamins (catch you later, Berocca, you can b-b-bouce). Let’s not deny the fact that they taste bloody awesome. This sultry smoothie tastes like a mini-holiday – banana and mango anyone? Let’s do this.


 (Makes one large serve or divide between grown up and bub)

Ingredients:

– 1 cup frozen cubed mango (you can cut up your own and freeze it or buy it pre-chopped in the frozen supermarket bit, or buy organic stuff from a healthfood place)

– 1 chopped banana

– 1 cup of milk (rice, cow, goat, almond, soy) OR make me really proud and use coconut milk. Let’s go tropical on those unsuspecting taste buds!

– 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

– optional: 1 or 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt or CoYo

– optional: 1/2 scoop of protein powder if you want to be fuller than a young mans ballsack


 Make it:

– put all this in the blender and whizz the shit out of it. That frozen mango might make the blender work, but he can handle it.

– pour into a cup (split it with a tiny human if you have one)


Yessssssssssssssss,

Shannon x


Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

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Alright, people. Prepare yourselves, when you try this thick, rich, satisfying smoothie, your nipples may harden. Not from revulsion, from joy. This smoothie is delicious, and it is friendly to that lovely body of yours. I think the word superfood is a bit of a silly one, but this smoothie does contain a few ingredients touted as such. Read on, friends:


Ingredients:

– 1 cup of rice milk (you can use cow, soy, coconut, whatever, I just like rice milk because it tastes lovely and is gentle on the tum)

– 1 or 2 tablespoons cacao powder depending on how rich you dig it (different to the dirty cocoa you add to cakes, this one is easily found at health shops)

– 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds

– 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped

– a frozen banana (chop him up and pop in a glad bag in the freezer the night before)


How to get this into a moustache forming liquid:

– Put everything in a blender and whizz it

– Whizz it good.


Chocolately yours,

Shannon x