My 4 Go-To Smoothie Recipes

If you follow me on SnapChat (Bubblenini) then you would now how much i LOVE protein smoothies. That is because i am always snapping them, in the morning or after the gym, or just any time of the day as a snack really!

Something i hear a lot of is “i don’t have time to make a healthy meal”. well if you smoothie, then yes you do!

My smoothies are packed with protein, they incorporate carbohydrates and fats and you can adjust the macros to ensure they suit any nutritional time of the day. Plus they taste awesome so WIN WIN.

The only change i may make is… Breakfast or Snack smoothies - i keep carbohydrates moderate and fats higher. For pre or post workout smoothiesI keep carbohydrates highest and fats low. This may mean adding extra berries, oats, honey or other carb sources to my smoothie, or extra toppers such as muesli. 

Firstly you need to know the SECRET…

I have 1 very secret ingredient in all of my smoothies. It's called XANTHAN GUM or GUAR GUM.

This is what makes them super thick like a smoothie ice cream bowl or thick shake. 

For each smoothie recipe simply blend in a blender, or even better a Nutri Bullet. You may need to adjust liquid amount depending on the protein powder that you use.

Blueberry Bliss

  • 1 serve vanilla protein powder
  • 100g blueberries
  • 1 tblsp nut butter
  • 1 tblsp maca powder
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  • 1tsp Xanthan Gum

 

Pumpkin Spice

  • 1 serve vanilla protein powder
  • 100g baked pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp (20g) almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 tblsp maca powder
  • ½  tsp cinnamon ground
  • ¼  tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼  tsp all spice
  • ½  tsp ginger
  • ( or use 1.5 tsp pre made pumpkin spice seasoning)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum

 

Chocaholic

  • 1 serve chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tblsp raw cocao powder
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum

 

Green Matcha

  • 1 serve Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 tsp green tea matcha powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 handful kale or spinach
  • tsp bee pollen (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum