For the first recipe in our series of ‘Recipe of the Week’ here’s something that I think everyone should have in the morning is a simple smoothie. This is a refreshing way to start the day. You get some great nutrients, fibre and you can have your 5 a day in a gorgeous smoothie.
This is one a really simple and healthy recipe, so everyone can make this:
50g Semi Dried Apricots
All the ingredients are lovely on their own and as a smoothie they go so well together.
You will need a blender. A smoothie maker is the best thing to use however you can use a normal blender too.
The method is extremely simple:
- Place the washed spinach in the blender.
- Wash the seedless black, red or greed grapes and place in the blender.
- Wash the strawberries cut in half and place in the blender, or just place them in the blender without the storks.
- Place the apricots into the blender.
- Put the water into the blender. You can add more water if you want a thinner smoothly
- Blend the ingredients together for 30 seconds or until smooth.
That’s it! I told you it was simple. It’s so simple it’s almost not a recipe! it’s a great way to get all the lovely nutrients from the fruit and the spinach. It will give you energy for the morning for sure.
You can add more fruit into it or some seeds or anything else you want, this is the one thing that you really can be creative. A smoothie is your chance to use up things from the fridge and blend them into a gorgeous drink.
Add in some nuts for extra ‘good’ fats or some cereal like weetabix and some milk for a more substantial breakfast smoothie. when you have a smoothie maker you can just pop the top on and take it with you when you leave the house in the morning. what could be simpler! you can never say you didn’t have time for breakfast again.
Get healthy and creative with your recipes like the kitchen team at Shine. Their recipes are more complex than this but are all very tasty, healthy and delicious. Come into Shine and try out the delicious food
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Give it a go and create your own Smoothie.