New Years are synonymous with new year resolutions. I did not make any this year and I do not think I have made any resolutions for a couple of years now - just a strong and silent determination to try and eat right and healthy. Delving into smoothies is my way of achieving that goal.
Today, I decided to experiment some more. I looked into the fridge and saw that I had some strawberries, blueberries and bananas. I decided to throw them together and make a quick smoothie. While I was at it, I remembered that I had some leftover oats in the cupboard and got those out too. Did I mention I love roughage in my smoothies? The oats would see to that. Out came my processor and we are good to go.
Banana - washed and chopped. Blueberries - washed, strawberries - washed. Oats - check. Ice cubes - check and we are good to go. I dump all my ingredients into the processor, pour a cup of cold water and whizz away. I love making my smoothies with good old still or sparkling water. You can try substituting yoghurt, coconut milk, milk etcetera, etcetera in place of water when making your smoothie.
Voila!! A lovely fruity summery smoothie!! It might not yet be summer but permit me to borrow the term.
I had some fruit leftover and so I decided to make another variant of my fruity smoothie by substituting oats with kale - good old kale. A step in the right direction of focusing on a healthy new me,
Banana - check, Strawberries - check, Ice cubes - check, Kale - check, blueberries - check and again, I whizz away after adding a cup of water.
Voila!! This is greener than my first smoothie but it is just the way I love it!! Cold, healthy and full of green goodness.
P.S: It tasted yummy to me but if you feel your smoothie is not sweet enough, you can add a few spoons of honey to yours for an extra zing!!