We cannot deny that there's something alluring about the humble smoothie. Maybe it's because it plays into our less is more ethos (read: too lazy to prepare lunch). Or perhaps, it's the sheer fact that it's really quite hard to make a smoothie taste bad. After all, we all know the markers of a great smoothie; any combo of frozen banana, coconut water and berries will suffice. Yet as we all should remind ourselves, variety is the spice of life. So here at RUSSH we've compiled a list of seven different simple and delicious smoothies for every mood, inkling and occasion.
The combo of banana and strawberry was always going to be a crowd pleaser. After all, there is something timeless about the two when paired together. This recipe is sweet, creamy and feeds us (spiritually and literally) at any time of the day.
At this point, we all need a reset. So we're encouraging you to take baby steps in the form of this green smoothie. Created by our friends at The Beauty Chef, this recipe contains a series of detoxifying ingredients; combining healthy fats, gut-nourishing fibre and their bio-fermented super-greens powder to help the body realign.
Berries are the quiet heroes of the smoothie realm and this hypothesis holds up here. Taste's recipe is deceptively simple and full of that jammy sweetness we crave in our morning dose of smoothie.
Having to decide between coffee or breakfast? Save yourself the heart break, and belly ache for that matter, and have both with this smoothie of the richer, chocolate-y variety. Substantial enough to propel you through your day, yet fuss-free enough so you can start it right on time.
The Muscle Soother
For those of us who make a point out of exercising regularly (how I wish I was one of you), this smoothie recipe stands in as your post-sweat partner. Ingredients like turmeric, oats and flaxseed oil are bound together to ward off inflammation and soothe your soon-to-be sore muscles.
- 1 tbsp Melrose Flaxseed Oil (or 1 tsp Melrose Fish Oil)
- 1.5 cups oat milk
- 1 cup frozen banana
- ¼ cup whole oats
- 1 tsp fresh turmeric, grated*
- ¼ cup probiotic coconut yoghurt
- 1 – 2 tsp honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
All your slightly too-ripe berries lend themselves perfectly to this recipe, although the frozen kind will do just as well too! This smoothie is the perfect mix of creamy, thanks to the cashews, frothy due to the blueberries and acidic enough to keep you coming back for more.
Mango season is on its merry way and we are gearing up for it with by revisiting our favourite mango-friendly recipes. This one by Jacqueline Alwill is great at combatting inflammation with the hardworking turmeric. Drink this first thing in the morning and your day will automatically become sunnier.