I’m not a big fan of drinking my calories as you can often find yourself consuming more calories than you would if you were eating a proper meal. This recipe should be treated as a small meal because it provides protein (almonds and cocoa), calcium (yoghurt and milk) as well as a good dose of antioxidants (berries) and potassium (bananas). This smoothie is a very nutrient dense ‘liquid meal’ that doesn’t add sweet ingredients for the sake of it.
½ cup mixed frozen berries
1 ripe frozen banana
1 cup milk
2 heaped tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon organic cocoa powder
Pinch of cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
* You can add your own frozen fruit to this recipe. I personally like to buy fruit when it’s in season, like berries, bananas or mangoes and then freeze them to use in smoothies throughout winter. That way your smoothies are naturally sweet from the ripe fruit and you don’t need to add any extra sweeteners.
** Almond or rice milk or any milk of your choice works well in this recipe. In summer sometimes I use water instead of milk to make this smoothie even lighter.