As the cold weather finally hits us, it was time to think about smoothie ingredients that could warm the body, keep the sniffles away, improve circulation, decrease aches and pains, be a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as give an energy lift to fight the dark mornings. It’s certainly a tall order to achieve with just one drink.
Why not give our favourite winter concoction a go and see what you think for yourself. Say good morning to your new breakfast friend our... "Beta-Spice-Up Your Ginger Smoothie".
- ¼ inch Fresh Ginger Root
- ¼ inch Fresh Turmeric Root (if you can’t find fresh use ½ tsp powdered turmeric)
- ½ Carrot (grated)
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tbsp Quinoa Flakes
- 1 Banana (frozen)
- Honey to taste
- Approx 300ml Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Lucuma Powder
A friend recently introduced us to lucuma. It has a sweet, caramelesque taste that when mixed with the other ingredients, adds a smooth creaminess. With it’s naturally occurring beta-carotene, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin-repairing effects… for us, it’s definitely a winner!
Blend all the prepared ingredients until smooth and just enjoy!