summer smoothie

I’m pretty passionate about eating seasonally and I also really like the idea of making the most of functional foods.  Everything in my smoothie below has some kind of great benefit for your body.

Bananas and plums are a great source of potassium.  Blueberries contain antioxidant properties.  Turmeric is anti-inflammatory.  Protein is important for body repair, energy and satiety.  Green stuff is just generally great for you.  Yoghurt provides you with beneficial bacteria for good gut health.  Cinnamon helps stabiles blood sugars. Brazil nuts provide selenium which is helpful for balancing mood and water hydrates.  Plus when you put them all together it tastes pretty delish.

I don’t like my smoothies too cold or too thick, the complete opposite of hubby bear, so I use fresh fruit in my smoothies, however if, like hubby bear, you like your smoothies thick and cold, just pop your banana and blueberries in the freezer the night before you want to make your smoothie and you’ll be good to go in the morning 🙂


½ banana

½ Cup blueberries

1 plum

Handful of fresh turmeric

2 scoops protein powder (I use Clean Lean Protein)

1 scoop green stuff (I use Good Green Stuff) – this is optional and you could put in a handful of kale or other greens, but I like the taste of the Good Green Stuff

1 dst sp of coconut yoghurt (I am currently using Coyo passion fruit flavour, but this weekend I want to have a crack at making my own, watch this space!!)

½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 Brazil nuts

½ – 1 Cup water depending on how thick you like your smoothie


Put everything into your blender and blitz!  Don’t you just love two step recipes?! 🙂

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