At the moment, England is uncharacteristically hot for April. Typical really; we are all in lock down and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. If this has been any other year, England would currently be rainy, miserable and cold…maybe even with some snow storms around! Knowing our luck, as soon as the lock down is lifted, we will be kept indoors by storms and blizzards.
With all of this sunshine, it has felt like my duty to have smoothies for breakfast. Luckily we bought a lot of fruit that we could freeze just before lock down, so now is the perfect opportunity. My smoothie for today was this:
- 1 frozen banana
- half a cup of frozen raspberries
- half a cup of frozen strawberries
- 100ml of soya milk (optional, but does make it a bit creamier)
I simply blended this up, adding water if needed until I got to my desired consistency. As I was making a smoothie bowl with this, my consistency was that of slightly melted ice cream. Obviously as it melts it gets a lot more runny, at which point you can just drink it.
With it being lock down, my choice of toppings were….scarce. I therefore settled on a tablespoon of chia seeds and roughly two handfuls of cheerios. In an ideal world I would have added some fresh fruit or some cacao nibs, but alas, I did not prepare adequately!
So that was my breakfast…it is really light and refreshing and I find that in these warmer and sunnier days I don’t tend to want to eat really heavy meals, especially when I’ve just woken up. I find that raspberries can be a very overpowering flavour, so maybe next time I will just completely ignore the strawberries and just add more raspberries. If you also try this recipe, let me know who it went for you. If you can also think of anything else to add to it to make it better, do let me know! I could use all the help I could get at this point…
Do you guys have any smoothie recipes you want to share? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to try each and every one of them. Stay safe lovely people and speak to you all soon!