If you're feeling like you've got a hectic morning and you would otherwise be skipping breakfast, we've got some smoothie recipe ideas for you today in blenders or juicers. Visit on this site https://bestcommercialblenders.com/ .There is exactly one month of summer left here in the Northern hemisphere, and smoothies are perfect in the summer months, but also any other time of the year.
I think they're perfect kind of as afternoon snacks, but also, like I said, if you're in a rush, you can just whip it together in a couple of minutes. Take it with you to go, and if you've got some more time to sit down and enjoy your smoothie at home, I always like to top it with a whole bunch of granola to make it a little bit more wholesome and filling.
So today we're going to be making five different smoothie recipes. It's just a really easy way for us to get in our daily servings of fruit. And vegetables. I do want to take a brief moment to thank audible for partnering with us on today's video. I have been using audible for years and years to listen to some of my favorite audio books, but we're going to chat more about them at the end.
For now, we're going to get started on making the smoothies. Let's first talk about a little bit of prep to begin. I always like to freeze some bananas in zucchini that I like to use in my smoothies. It makes them really frothy, creamy, really nice and cold, and the more spotter that the ripe bananas are, the more naturally sweet.
They're going to be, I like to cut each banana so that I know that four pieces equals one full banana, and then I freeze them in a single layer on a plate and put it in the freezer. And then when they're fully frozen, I transfer them to tight containers that I can then store in the freezer for a few weeks.
And when you do it like this, it means the bananas and zucchinis aren't going to stick together when you need it for your recipe. That way you can just grab it and use it instead of needing to pry them apart from each other. The other thing you might want to consider is looking for plant based milks that are fortified with calcium or just looking at the front or the side of the label.
You should be able to see, and if you're interested in learning more about why calcium is important for us. We've written an article about it on the blog. I'm going to leave that link for you in the description box below. The first smoothie we're going to make as one my mom used to make for me all the time.
It's a simple five ingredient, incredibly delicious. Beautifully vibrant blueberry smoothie. So to the blender, we're going to add two frozen bananas and one cup of frozen blueberries, two tablespoons of almond butter, a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and two Cubs of a plant based milk. Here we used soy milk, and then we're going to blend it and watch the vibrant and beautiful purple color emerge because it's just five ingredients.
This is a smoothie I whipped together and usually take with me whenever I need a quick snack. But if you've got the time, you can turn it into a bowl and top it with . A swirl of almond butter, some chopped up ripe banana, a little sprinkle of cheese seeds, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes, maybe some coarsely chopped roasted almonds, if you'd like.
A little bit of crunch and some fresh blueberries. The fruits and nuts have fiber in it, and there's fat and protein in the nuts as well. And these three things helped us lower our body's digestion of the natural sugars that are in this movie. If you want to learn more about sugar, check out the video we made on it.
I'm going to link that for you here and in the description box below. This next recipe is for chocolate and coffee lovers made wholesome by adding some fruit and veg in the form of frozen banana and zucchini, which trust me, you cannot taste the zucchini in here at all. For our recipe, we used a shot. So, but if you don't have an espresso machine, just use two teaspoons of instant coffee.
It's going to work just as well. We're then going to add some roasted cashews to make this smoothie creamy, thick and more at nutritious. So we're going to add about one and a half frozen bananas to a blender along with half of a cup of frozen zucchini. Naturally sweetening it using three large medjool dates with a pits removed.
And then we're going to add a quarter cup of roasted cashews. Half of a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, a tablespoon of cocoa, Orca cow powder, the shot of espresso, and one cup of any plant-based milk. Here we're using oat milk. Then we're going to blend it on high until it's creamy and smooth, and then pour it into a bowl.
Top it with some granola. This one here, the homemade version. I'm going to leave that link for you in the description. And then we also talked ours with some banana coins, some coconut flakes, and if you're feeling in the mood for an extra treat, you can shred a bit of dairy free, dark chocolate on it for some presentation, maybe some raspberrie