You guys, I know it’s not my normal thing blending lots of fruits BUT I’m trying to get my body ready for the 30 or so hours of travel we are embarking on this Friday. I am keeping ginger farmers afloat at the moment with the volumes I am consuming. I’m also trying to finish up all the food in the house, hence the sometimes odd combinations.
INGREDIENTS 350g pineapple, frozen overnight
60g blood orange (half)
100g coconut water (I love Natural Raw C)
A tablespoon of mint
A ton of ginger
Blend all ingredients in the Thermomix on speed 6 for 15 seconds.
2 x medium bananas
1 x tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup water or coconut water (you may not need all of this)
OPTIONAL – don’t add all of these together! 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla powder (I don’t recommend vanilla extract as it is full of sugar) Handful of berries
1 x avocado
1 handful spinach leaves (we call this one a “Shrek” smoothie & the boys love it)
1 x tablespoon cacao (I recommend cacao over cocoa as it is less processed & more nutrient dense) Flesh of 1 x mango
2 x tablespoons natural or Greek yoghurt (check no added sugar)
1. Peel 2 x bananas & chop into quarters. Put in the freezer in a Tupperware container or snap lock bag. Leave to freeze overnight
2. Soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in 3 tablespoons of water. Stir occasionally. Within 10 minutes it should form a “gel” texture. If you don’t let it mix this long it will stick all over your blender! 3. Throw bananas & chia gel in the blender. Have 1/4 cup water nearby that you can slowly pour in to get your desired consistency – either thick like ice-cream that you can eat with a spoon, or thinner that is easier to drink. Blend until all combined.
4. Pour into a glass & drink immediately. Say no to plastic straws!