Smoothies are great for breakfast when you don’t have time to sit and eat, or you simply can’t eat at 5am. I make smoothies the day before in preparation for the next day. Not because they taste any better, but it just fits into my schedule that way.
This is the base recipe that i make and then add to change the flavour.
1 raw egg ( i promise you cannot taste it)
1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder. You can leave this out, or add another egg instead.
1 small banana
1/2 to 1 tsp of Cinamon
1/3 cup Water, adjust to change thickness
Variations and suggestions, adapt to suit your level. Blend and refrigerate.
You can add a couple of spoons of yoghurt ( depending on level) to make it creamier or 1/4 tin coconut/ almond milk. I leave out the Coconut milk, mostly because it is pretty expensive and Peter hasn’t actually noticed i leave it out!
I have made all of the below and they are all great!
1:Base. An Additional Banana or 1 large banana, 1 tablespoon Nut butter or Peanut butter, Leave out the Whey.
2: Base and Frozen berries.
3: Base. Cacao Powder. Add chocolate whey powder if level permits. Tastes just like chocolate milk.
4: Base. Mango and fresh mint.
5: Base. Citrus fruit. I sieve this one because i don’t like to drink the pith from the fruit. It’s time consuming but worth it.
6: Base. Tbs raw oats or chia seeds.
7: Base. Strawberries, vanilla whey and a couple of spoons of strawberry yoghurt. It’s like a yummy milkshake! It’s great with just strawberries.
8: Base. Espresso shot. Nut butter.
I freeze all seasonal fruit. Cut up chunks of ripe banana and freeze on a tray, bag when frozen. Frozen banana and strawberries are always found in my Freezer for when i want a shake after training at night. Frozen fruit tastes nicer than ice and you can often buy it on special when it’s really ripe which is perfect for freezing.
Let me know your favourites and any variations you make.