This wholesome blueberry and almond butter smoothie recipe is fast becoming my favourtie winter breakfast. It is filling, comforting and full of energy to help kick start your morning. Whenever I make myself a smoothie for breakfast I like to think that I am doing my body a little favour by feeding it all of those nutrients.
I don’t know about you but I love a cocktail with my Sunday brunch (a Bloody Mary, 8.5 on the spice scale please) and when it comes to cocktails the decorations and embellishments are a real seller. So I’ve been playing with healthy smoothie embellishments. I made fruit skewers and decorated the rim of the glass with chai seeds.
Blueberry And Almond Butter Smoothie, makes one.
- One peeled and ripe banana
- Three pitted dates
- Half a cup of blueberries
- One tablespoon of chai seeds
- One tablespoon of almond butter
- One cup of cold water
Pop everything into the blender and give it a wizz for two minutes.
For the decorations pop additional fruit onto coktails sticks to make skewers. Run lemon around the outer edge of the glass then roll it in a saucer of chai seeds. Make sure that the seeds just go on the outside of the glass so you don’t end up with more in the liquid.
Note– If you make this in bulk and store it in the fridge overnight then it will expand considerably into a thick yoghurt like texture (I literally had to eat mine with a spoon the next day). So I would suggest drinking it fresh and only blending batches as you need it.
This particular smoothie was inspired by Deliciously Ella, her healthy lifestyle recipes and tips are 100% worth checking out if you haven’t done already. I also love Kimberly Snyder and featured her Glowing Green Smoothie in this old post which I wrote a very long time ago.
In the spirit of organic goodness I’d like to introduce you to ULTRA TEE, the lovelies that made my Artichoke Jumper which you can see in my photos. All of the ULTRA TEE range is organic, eco-friendly and fair trade. I said earlier that drinking my smoothie makes me feel as though I’m doing my body a favour, wearing this jumper makes me feel as though I’m doing some good for the earth too.
Happy smoothie making, let me know your favorite recipes too. x