Smoothies have grown on me. I’m still wary of them as they can contain huge amounts of sugar (see My Thoughts on Smoothies) so I stick to the 1-portion-of-fruit-per-smoothie rule and always make sure I have a higher ratio of vegetables to fruit.
This smoothie is beautifully rich and creamy, and is packed with protein, making it the perfect post-workout fuel. Don’t be put off by the addition of a raw egg- you can’t taste it at all, it simply adds creaminess to the smoothie, as well as 7g of protein. However, if you can’t stand the thought of raw egg, swap it for protein powder.
I “eat” all of my smoothies out of bowls with a spoon unless I’m taking it on the go, and I like to chew each mouthful because it slows down the eating process and makes it easier for our bodies to digest. (I also just happen to love eating everything out of bowls, especially my Strawberry Bowl).
1 banana, chopped and frozen
1/2 small avocado or 1/4 large avocado
1 large handful baby spinach
1 egg or 1 scoop protein powder
1tbsp peanut butter (I like Meridian)
1/4 lime juice
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
150ml-200ml water or almond milk (depends how runny you like it)
Optional: Nuts, seeds, low-fructose fruits such as blueberries, quinoa pops, cacao nibs, to top (I like to freeze berries for a slightly different taste and texture)
Method: Blend everything together and serve with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!