It might be the blending bullet I got for Christmas, but for the last month I have been whizzing everything in sight. Soups and smoothies, dips, oil and pates are all piled in there. My fridge is one Tupperware container box away from looking like the sort you would find at a nursing home for the toothless.
In the process of all my pureeing, I have become a bit of a smoothie fanatic. It refreshing, healthy and one hell of a way to start the day… Making your own is also much cheaper than buying them!
My new favourite smoothie, or thickie, it’s too thick to be drunk from a glass.. is this berry nero. It’s packed with all sorts of goodies, including cavolo nero (a type of cabbage, or kale – I’m not really sure) which I grown in the garden, a heck of a lot of berries and a smidge of cocoa, for chocolately richness.
It’s an antioxidant heaven, so a perfect way to start the day. A handful of granola, some toasted seeds and a dollop of yoghurt and you’re away. Feel free to add extra milk, if you want it a thinner consistency.
- 2 cups frozen Berries, I used strawbs and blueberries
- 1 11/2 cup Cavolo Nero, you could use spinach, kale or any other leafy greens
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp Cocoa Powder*
- 1/4 tsp Stevia
- 3/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk/ Rice Milk
Put it in a blender and whizz.
I have topped mine with a few more Blueberries, Coconut and Orange Toasted Sand, Goji Berries (to does up the antioxidants) and a dollop of yoghurt, which is hidden under the other ingredients..
*You don’t have to add the cocoa powder, but I find it adds a nice rich depth… you can never have too much choccy!