Smoothies for all Seasons
Health drinks got a serious upgrade in recent years, but there is still a case to be made for the traditional smoothie. Simple ingredients that are on hand all year round mean that a quick and easy nutritional snack is always within reach.
To Milk or not to Milk?
Your choice of liquid is yours alone and don't let others judge you or sway you. Classic cows milk is of course a great base, but some have dietary requirements that mean dairy free options like almond, rice, oat or soy milk are essential.
You can take your smoothie game to the next level with Goat's milk, or the rich creaminess of coconut milk. Give yourself some gut love too with a tablespoon or two of plain or greek yoghurt.
How to Get the Right Texture?
The very name implies no texture is needed, but some of us like our smoothies less than smooth. If that's you, then why not throw in a tablespoon or two of oats, or maybe some whole nuts like almonds or cashew that will blend well. If you have it in the pantry, some almond meal is a great protein addition, or you can add a tablespoon or two of protein powder.
The fruits you choose will also affect the texture of your smoothie and if they are frozen, they will not only thicken but also chill your combination. The best time to freeze bananas is when the skin has a smattering of black spots and feels soft but not too soft to touch. You can peel it and freeze it whole or break it up into smoothie sized portions to make it easy to throw into the mix. Berries also freeze well, as do summer fruits like fresh peaches, pureed apricots, mangoes and pawpaw.
Pollen and Raw Honey
Of course we are going to tell you to have honey on hand! All the flavours in our range make great additions to smoothies (yes even our chilli honey). You can keep it simple with multiflora honeys from the classics range, with the extra bonus of the immune boosting benefits of Jarrah and Marri honey.
The honeys in our gourmet range will level up your smoothie game too - add a drizzle of vanilla or cinnamon honey to a banana smoothie, some lemon myrtle honey to a smoothie made with fresh pineapple or passionfruit, or a decent lug of chilli honey to spice up fresh strawberries or raspberries.
If you're taking the 'food as medicine' approach, adding our high TA honeys - Jarrah and Marri and a teaspoon or two of pollen is a great way to keep illness at bay.