5 Easy-To-Make Smoothie Recipes

Drinking a smoothie is a delicious way to have a healthy lifestyle. You might have come across many smoothie recipes which ask you to include ingredients which you would have never heard of before. That’s okay, those are not the only smoothies you can prepare to keep yourself healthy.

There are many smoothies which require simple and only a few ingredients and are extremely simple and easy to prepare and give yourself the necessary nutrients. In this article, we have listed down 5 such smoothie recipes that you can prepare in just 10 minutes.

1. Green Smoothie

Yes, green smoothies sound weird and are often assumed to taste weird too but this smoothie is completely not like that. In fact, this smoothie tastes absolutely delicious and you get a hint of pineapple and coconut flavor from it which resembles the flavor of pina colada but it is extremely healthy. Also, this smoothie is gluten-free and dairy-free which makes it perfect for losing your weight too.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple

Method:

Wash the spinach leaves and then add your coconut milk and spinach to the blender. Blend these two ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture. Then, add the frozen pineapple to the mix and blend again for a smooth mixture. You can use different type of blender for green smoothies to make your work easier.

Green Smoothie

2. Mixed Berry Smoothie

Berries are a great source of antioxidant and can help in protecting your body from harmful free radicals. Antioxidants can help in preventing numerous medical conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and so on. Apart from healing your body, this smoothie also tastes utterly delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mixed berries, frozen
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk
  • Maple Syrup, to taste

Method:

Add all the ingredients together in the blender and then blend them together at a high speed. Keep on blending until the mixture turns smooth.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

3. Watermelon Basil Smoothie

In summer season it is quite easy to get dehydrated which is why it is important to drink a lot of liquid to keep yourself properly hydrated. This watermelon and coconut water smoothie can be really helpful in keeping you refreshed and hydrated during the hot summers. This smoothie is a great way to replenish your lost electrolytes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 cups of cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup of fresh coconut water

Method:

Wash your basil leaves properly before you start blending the ingredients. Then, add all your ingredients to the blender and blend them at a high speed. Once the mixture is smooth, add a few ice cubes to it and refresh yourself with a cool and rejuvenating smoothie.

Broccoli in Sauvignon Blanc recipe

4. Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

This creamy smoothie is quite tasty and healthy while being refreshing at the same time. This perfect summer smoothie is a great way to keep yourself hydrated while ensuring that you give your body all the crucial nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mixed berries, frozen
  • 6 ounces of Yogurt
  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk

Method:

Add your yogurt, fruits, and ½ cup of milk to the blender and then blend it at high speed until you get a smooth mixture. Now, pour in the remaining milk and stir it carefully to get a consistent mixture. Your fruit and yogurt smoothie is now ready to be served.

Red Wine Risotto with Chorizo recipe

5. Banana Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

While it might sound weird to add banana and blueberry with cocoa powder, this blend is actually quite delicious. Also, it is a great way to include some vitamins and minerals in your diet and the antioxidants in blueberry can help in restoring your body functions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder
  • ½ – 1 cup of unsweetened milk

Method:

Add all the ingredients together in a blender and then process it at a high-speed setting. Once the blended mixture is smooth, you are ready to serve your smoothie.

Banana Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Broccoli in Sauvignon Blanc recipe

After receiving so many requests on our contact page, some of the readers asked for sharing a healthy recipe. So I will be sharing with you today a broccoli recipe cooked in white Sauvignon Blanc Wine.

Broccoli in Sauvignon Blanc

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of olive oil.
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped.
  • 1 large bunch of broccoli, cut into flowerets.
  • 1 ½ cups of Sauvignon blanc.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Directions:

  1. In a heavy skillet, heat the olive oil.
  2. Remove from heat and add the garlic. Stir for 30 seconds, and return the skillet to low heat.
  3. Add the broccoli and toss until it is coated with olive oil.
  4. Add the wine, salt, and pepper.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  6. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the broccoli to a heated bowl.
  8. Boil the liquid in the skillet over high heat until reduced to ½ cup.
  9. Pour the liquid over broccoli,
  10. Serve.

Red Wine Risotto with Chorizo recipe

When I posted the Cindered Cheddar Souffle, I will share with you this risotto recipe.

Red Wine Risotto with Chorizo recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of minced sweet chorizo.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 1 small white onion, minced.
  • 2 cups of Carnaroli rice.
  • 2 cups of red wine.
  • 4 cups of chicken stock, warmed.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 2 cups of grated Manchego cheese, plus more for garnish.
  • 1 cup of peas.
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish.

Directions:

  1. Render the chorizo in a saucepan that is large enough for risotto.
  2. Remove the chorizo, leaving the fat in the pan.
  3. Put a little oil and cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. After the onions turn golden brown, put some cooked rice.
  5. After that add some wine and leave it to cook for some time.
  6. Begin adding the stock, two ounces at a time, keeping the heat on low.
  7. Stir constantly until cooked.
  8. Finish with butter, peas, cheese, and chorizo.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Cindered Cheddar Souffle

Ingredients

  • 40g (1 ½ oz) Scottish butter
  • 40g (1 ½ oz) flour
  • 140ml ( ¼ pt) milk
  • 70ml (1/8 pt cider) cider
  • 125g (5oz) Scottish cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • seasoning
  • a little mustard

Method

  • Butter a 1 ½ liter (2pt) soufflé or ovenproof dish
  • Melt butter in a pan, stir in flour, gradually add milk and cider, bring to boil, stirring all the time
  • Remove pan from heat and add cheese, mustard and seasoning beat in egg yolks
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff and gently fold into sauce mixture with a metal spoon
  • Pour mixture into prepared dish and bake at oven temp. 220°C / 425°F / Gas mark 7 for 30 mins. Until golden brown
  • Serve immediately with gammon steaks in a cider sauce

NB. It is vital not to open the door while the soufflé is baking or it will fall

Treacle Scones

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 ½ oz margarine
  • 1 oz soft brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon & spice
  • 1 tbsp. treacle
  • 1 small teacup sweet milk
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Sift flour and salt into a basin, rub in the margarine and add sugar and spices.
  • Melt the treacle and mix with the milk, add to dry ingredients and mix to a firm dough.
  • Turn out onto a floured board, knead lightly and roll out to about ¾ inch thickness.
  • Form into a round shape, then cut across into four or eight but do not completely separate the scones.
  • Glaze with beaten egg. Place on a floured or greased tray.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 12-15 minutes. 400°F in the middle of the oven.

Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients

  • 4 ozs shortcrust pastry
  • ½ lb back bacon rashers
  • Small onion finely chopped
  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 oz gruyere cheese
  • ½ pint single cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Seasoning

Method:

  • Line 8” flan ring or loose based tin with the shortcrust pastry
  • Remove rind from bacon and remove most of the fat
  • Cut the bacon into strips and fry gently to remove fat and cook until tender
  • Remove bacon from pan
  • Add onion with a little butter and sauté until soft
  • Drain off excess liquid.
  • Put bacon, onion, and finely sliced cheese into flan case
  • Beat egg yolks and cream together and season
  • Pour into flan case and bake in center of oven for 15 mins at 200ºC for 15mins
  • Reduce heat to 170ºC and cook for a further 20 mins

Serving suggestion, serve hot or cold with salad and baked potatoes

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