I know the health and fitness journey can be quite challenging and at times finding what works for you takes time. I personally struggled with trying to get enough fruits and vegetables in my diet daily until I figured out a smoothie recipe that is inexpensive and works for me.
Some people prefer to have a smoothie for breakfast, while some have it with their breakfast or at a different time of the day. It all depends on you and what you are able to do consistently. My recipe is nothing out of the ordinary, so please feel free to make changes you will like.
- The first thing I put in my blender is Kale. I use kale because of its high iron content since I struggled with iron deficiency anaemia for a couple of years. You can also use Spinach, watercress or any vegetable of your choice.
- Next, I add 1 or 2 bananas. This is is very important because it helps “water down” the taste of the kale which I find unpleasant.
- Then we get to the fun part! I add any fruit of my choice here; pineapple slices, apple slices, strawberries and grapes. Moderation is key here, make sure you do not add too much. I will suggest you make sure you cut up the fruit into small pieces that make it easier to blend. Using a Ninja kitchen blender will make your smoothie really smooth.
- Then I add yoghurt or dates. People who do not eat yoghurt can add dates. This step is not mandatory.
- Lastly, I add water and I am very careful not to make it too watery or else it will not taste good.
I have a smoothie for breakfast at least 5 times a week. This means I make just enough to fill me up.