My pink smoothies

29 MARCH 2018

When the fine weather arrives I like to add more refreshing, nutritional and delicious smoothies to my diet. If you have been following me for a long time, you will have come across the recipes of some of my regular smoothies (like the green one), but none of my pink ones.

I find mixed berries, the “culprits” of turning the smoothie pink, fascinating on account of their great antioxidant properties and their flavour. As a result I often use them for my breakfast recipes and as a very appetising ingredient in my smoothies.

A while ago on Instagram I shared the recipe for one of my pink smoothies that we have at home. My partner called it Batido Mis dos M because our daughters Manuela and Maria love it so much. Not long ago I also shared another of my star pink smoothies on Instagram Stories too. Some of you asked me for the recipe so I decided to put together the recipes for my favourite pink smoothies in this post so that you can consult them whenever you need to. Enjoy!


PINK SMOOTHIE WITH GOAT MILK KEFIR

Mis batidos rosas | Vanesa Lorenzo

I N G R E D I E N T S
For 1 person

– A handful of frozen berries (blueberries, redcurrants, raspberries and blackberries). As well as creating an intense pink colour, they are a source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Freezing them means I always have them available, and what’s more, when frozen they add a creaminess to the smoothie.

– 1 ripe banana. Banana is a source of potassium and magnesium and one of the main ingredients in my smoothies, because it adds density and a sweet flavour that means you can leave out other sweeteners.

– 100-150ml goat milk kefir. Goat milk kefir has a strong and sharp flavour but I love it. What’s more, it’s very nutritional and digestive. It protects your intestinal flora, which is so important for maintaining a strong immune system. The quantity to use in the smoothie depends on how liquid you want it. As an alternative, you can use natural yoghurt.

– 1 spoonful of cocoa nibs. If you like dark chocolate, you have to try this superfood. The raw cocoa seed is a source of magnesium and a great antioxidant, as well as providing a lot of energy and adding a crunchy consistency to the smoothie which I just love-

– A handful of raw almonds. One of my favourite nuts, small but bursting with nutrition. Almonds are a source of vitamins, protein, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids which contribute to improving the cardiovascular system, among many other benefits.

P R E P A R A T I O N

1 | Blend all the ingredients in a blender. That’s it!

 


“MIS DOS M” SMOOTHIE

Mis batidos rosas | Vanesa Lorenzo

I N G R E D I E N T S
For 1 person

– 6 frozen strawberries (or fresh when in season)

– 1 natural yogurt. Yoghurt is a cultured dairy product which helps the body to balance the gut microbiota. A source of protein, A, B and D vitamins, and calcium. I eat full-fat yoghurts, but the low-fat ones have a more liquid consistency and make the smoothie lighter if you prefer it.

– 1 spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is a good fat with high nutritional properties, and it helps to reduce cholesterol levels. If you want to know more about it, take a look at my video “Hablemos de las grasas” (let’s talk about fats).

– 1 soup spoonful of cocoa nibs.

P R E P A R A T I O N

1 | Add all the ingredients to the blender, blend them and it’s ready to enjoy!

 

Bon appétit!

V


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