Morning Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

Maybe I shouldn’t have put ‘blueberry pancake smoothie’ in the title, but that’s what this tastes like to me and so I’m sticking with it!I haven’t posted on here in a while because my cooking exploits have turned from home-made to home-zapped BUT my juicing is going semi-OK and so I thought I’d post my most recent fave!

Ingredients:

1.5 cups of blueberries (frozen if possible as they retain their colour so make for a nicer looking smoothie)

1 banana

1 cup of low fat natural greek yoghurt

half a cup of honey greek yoghurt

1 handful of spinach (strange but go with it)

1 cup of almond milk

PROCESS:

BLEND!!!

This is the smoothie I’ve been having in the morning rather than eating FOOD as it’s jam packed with fruit and vitamins and it’s so thick and naturally sweet. It just feels good to drink it and if you use frozen blueberries it’s a delicious colour. Not to worry if you don’t use frozen berries though. The colour isn’t as ‘fresh’ looking but the flavour is still there.

let me know if you do blueberry smoothies – am I missing a trick? I’d love to know of other variations on this 🙂

Sam

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BLOG: Juicing

Even as a vegetarian I find it hard to get all of those portions of fruit and veg into my daily eating life. There are so many alternative foods that at times I find myself not only avoiding meat, but also avoiding anything green as well! 

I recently decided to try juicing to help me get some more of those vitamins and minerals into my life so I thought I’d blog about it. 

I avoid fruit juices as a rule as there is some scientific thing about the breakdown of sugar when you blitz it… somehow the fruit is actually not good for you when it’s not in it’s original state – I don’t know, I’m no scientist, but ever since I was told this I’ve stopped drinking the stuff.

Instead I’ve decided to try juicing vegetables. I’m assuming that it probably is healthier to actually eat the stuff, but sometimes I just don’t have time to cook lots of veg, so I’ve just started making a green juice that’s jam packed with iron and what not. 

I’ve been using water, spinach, cucumber, the juice of a lime, a few grapes and agave nectar to make a sweet green shake that makes me feel healthy, but isn’t totally hardcore on a veg juice scale, but I will be trying more. 

Do you juice? What are your favourites? I’d love some helpful hints and tips! 🙂

 

Sam