5 Smoothie Recipes To Try Now

It’s the start of the summer season and a perfect opportunity to get smoothie making. Even if you don’t consider yourself talented in the kitchen, I’ve listed 5 tried and tested different smoothie recipes below that I guarantee are super easy to make. All you need is a blender and 5 minutes to spare! So what are you waiting for? Take some inspiration from the below and let’s get blending!

Morning Fuel
Forget your Weetabix, have you had your morning fuel?

A tasty smoothie sure to keep you full all morning!

This drink is great post workout or as a breakfast smoothie. Definitely guaranteed to keep keep you full!

1. Add one whole banana to the blender, with one heaped tablespoon of uncooked oats.
2. Pour in 3-5 tablespoons of greek yogurt (can be substituted for almond milk).
3. Boil the kettle and add mix teaspoon of coffee with 1/4 cup of boiling water.
4. Throw the ingredients together and blend.
5. Add one small teaspoon of honey to taste.

Watch this video to see me make this smoothie!


Super Smoothie
Green eyed beauty

Before adding spirulina
Finished smoothie!


There’s a reason why green smoothies are so popular. Not only is it a great way of mixing together all your left over vegetables and reducing waste, but it will give you a big dose of your daily health kick! I like to add spirulina to this recipe, which is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium.


1. Juice 3-4 handfuls of either spinach or kale. These will quickly wilt so it won’t produce as much juice as you think.
2. In your blender, add half an avocado with one whole frozen banana, pouring in your kale/spinach juice.
3. Add a splash of almond milk. Mix together.
4. Pour into a glass and add one teaspoon of spirulina powder to stir in until it is all dissolved. Voilá!

Very Berry
A berry so good with no soggy bottoms in sight

A sweet smoothie sure to quickly become a favourite

This is my OG smoothie and is one of the easiest to make! I wrote about acai berries on this post back in 2019, but if you are unfamiliar with it, the taste can be likened to a mix of blackberries and unsweetened chocolate. I also like to add chia seeds to this smoothie. Chia seeds are full of fibre, protein and can even help support weight loss. Both of these ingredients are very nutritious and are great antioxidants!

1. Simply throw in one banana, a handful of blueberries, strawberries, raspberry’s and a dash of coconut milk and blend.
2. Pour into a glass and add one teaspoon of acai berry powder, plus one teaspoon of chia seeds.
3. Stir well and enjoy!

Weekend Refresh
R&R in one sip

Before spirulina
After spirulina; A great afternoon pick-me-up drink!

For days that I’m feeling like switching things up I go for a kiwi based smoothie. Kiwis are full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They are also another great antioxidant!

1. Add one banana, a handful of blueberries and 2-3 small peeled kiwis with a dash of coconut milk to your blender.
2. Blend together and pour the smoothie into a glass.
3. Add one teaspoon of spirulina powder (it’s very strong in taste but really balances out this smoothie!)
4. Serve and enjoy.

Exotic Blend
Summer in a jar

The perfect refreshing smoothie for a hot summer’s day!

1. Cut up a banana into slices and a mango into chunks ready to put in the freezer overnight.
2. The next day, juice one whole orange and add all of the ingredients into a blender.
3. Pour into your glass and enjoy in the sun!

Happy smoothie making!

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2019’s Latest Health Trend

With the New Year now in full swing, healthy living is on everyone’s minds. Whilst Californian beaches are now purely a memory for myself or a daydream for some, there is one way that we can capture the essence of California in our day-to-day lives. Simply by incorporating their healthy attitude and mindset into our diets and lifestyle, without taking the 11 hour and a half flight! One superfood that really encapsulates this and has been sweeping our Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds is acai. Acai pronounced as ah-sigh-hee (not ah-kye like I initially thought), is one of the latest health trends that has blasted all over London’s chic cafés, with health and fitness bloggers like one of my favourites Sarah’s Day swearing by them too, along with many influencers on social media. But what actually is acai and is it worth it’s hefty price tag?

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Acai is an antioxidant known for its health boosting qualities. It can be bought in a powder or berry form and tends to be added to a concoction of fruit and vegan friendly ingredients to create an aesthetically pleasing acai bowl or acai smoothie! (It’s that gorgeous looking deep plum coloured food in the bowls pictured). I never knew that this food existed or paid too much attention to discovering it until numerous Bali instaposts crept up on my own Instagram feed like Kirsty Elizabeth’s here!

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You know that thing when you buy a jacket that you absolutely love and think “Wow, how don’t more people know about this incredible jacket?” Then you walk down the street and all of a sudden see about 5 different people wearing it… Well, a similar thing happened here, as I started noticing just how popular acai smoothies are in London too. I realised that every day on my route to work I passed Health Hit – a smoothie bar with so many flavours on the menu, with acai at the centre. This left me quite intrigued enough to finally try a famous acai smoothie.

The reality of what I got however is unfortunately not quite an Instagram superstar or a friend to my finances. A medium sized smoothie cost me a pricey £7.50 (so that’s why there were no prices on the menu!) I think my face said it all when I got to the till point as I was offered a complimentary cheese bread roll (which luckily was delicious and softened the blow that my purse took.) Fortunately the smoothie tasted amazing and restored my interest in acai. Plus I knew that my lunchtime smoothie had so many health benefits to it purely by it’s ingredients:  mango, banana, protein, magneisum, acai, beetroot and tumeric. Hello to my healthy heart!

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So what’s the verdict? I really like the health aspect but not so much the price of buying this kind of healthy smoothie, unless you’re also going to get the pic for the ‘gram that is. Unfortunately in my case I’m not so sure whether it’s worth it! However, I do want to try to make my own acai smoothie bowl or smoothie to take a more proactive approach to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Plus making it at home is definitely a more cost effective way to achieve this. What’s more, I did feel surprisingly full and energetic in the afternoon at work where I would usually be reaching for another cup of tea instead for a caffeine boost. Perhaps those health and fitness gurus are onto something after all!

If anyone has any recommended acai smoothie recipes, I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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