Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Recipe: Protein-a-licious Smoothie

Morning Lovelies! Today I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite smoothie recipes of all time - it's packed with protein, iron and general deliciousness annnnd it has 2 portions of fruit!

Yumbarrita! You're going to need:
Around 1/3 cup Cashews (about 15-20 actual cashews... I normally just guess) - brazils work well too!
Somewhere between 5 and 8 dates depending on how much you happen to be craving their iron-filled sweetness
A medium-large banana
Around 1 cup (250mls) water..... yup, water.

Then we get to have some fun! This morning I added in:
1 Tsp Peanut Butter
A smidge of tahini
1 Tsp Cocoa
1 Tsp Coconut butter
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg

I always added tahini and/or peanut butter and the cocoa but you can have a play around with it. If you're feeling extra awesome, add a handful of spinach - we didn't have any in today sadly :(

Chuck all your dry ingredients in the blender

Add your water and then blend, blend blend baby! I tend to knock it up on high for a minute and then bring it down a bit lower for 20 secs, then a bit lower again for 20 seconds and they give it a final 10 second blast on high! This makes sure all the chunks are gone :) I normally have my smoothies uber thick so have a bit more water on hand if you want it a little thinner. Finally, grab a glass, pour it out and drink till its gone!

Extra Tip: This smoothie is awesome for making a fake smoothie moustache! Hehe :D


  1. I have to admit, I've never been that into smoothies, but this does look tempting. It never occured to me to add dates! Thanks for sharing x

  2. This looks amazing. I love making smoothies and love dates so will have to give this one a go! x

  3. Ooohh hell yeah this looks good! I'm always on the hunt for more smoothie ideas, am definitely gonna try this!

  4. oh yum
    bet that fills you up
    i too need to sort my eating habits :-(

  5. That looks lovely and yummy :)
    Since you stopped your other blog I'll be over here more often for recipes and anything non-make up related and ignore the make up stuff :p
    Congrats on your new job opportunity nonetheless!

  6. Facing the Day - I love dates in smoothies! They give that extra bit of toffee sweetness!

    Lilylipstick - make sure you do! It's almost like a milkshake!

    Becky - This is ammmazing! So full of protein so awesome as a breakfast :D

    Em - it reaaaally fills you up! And it's super healthy too :)

    Ilwen - hehe when I closed down my old blog I felt bad because I knew you quit enjoyed it! But there's going to be quite a lot of yummy recipes and crafty bits on here too so hopefully you'll like them! You should definitely give the smoothie a go - it's gorgeous :D

  7. Just seen this and I really want it tomorrow morning but not got bananas or dates :(. May have to wait until another day but I will have it :)


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