So for my first recipe on the blog I thought I’d start with something really simple: a smoothie. I am a massive fan of smoothies, they are so quick and easy to make and perfect for those days when you’re a bit short on time! They don’t compromise on flavour and nutritional value though; they keep all the nutrients in, while tasting amazing and being easy for your body to digest; win!
Banana and avocado smoothie is one of my favourites. Having avocado in a smoothie might sound like a strange and disgusting prospect but that is where you would be wrong! Avocados add such an amazing creamy texture to your smoothies and are so good for you, full of healthy fats to keep you fuelled for the day and to help absorb all the wonderful goodness from the rest of your food. As for bananas, there are so many health benefits I can’t even begin to tell you; but that’s a post for another day! For now I will just say that bananas are my absolute favourite food and an awesome staple ingredient for any smoothie.
This smoothie is great for breakfast or a midday snack: super healthy, good for your body, filling and tastes amazing; what more could you want?! So without further ado, here is the recipe!
- ½ avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup (250ml) almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp honey or agave syrup (optional)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
Simply add everything to a blender or food processer and blend until smooth. The texture should be really thick and creamy so is perfect to eat from a bowl and top with other delicious things like nuts, seeds and berries, but if you want a more drinkable consistency simply add a bit more milk or water! You can even make this into a more chocolatey treat by adding 1 tbsp of cacao powder or cocoa powder; yum!