>Full of goodness toffee smoothie

>I love making smoothies, you can be so creative with a smoothie and best of all if you do it right they are jam packed full of goodness. On Saturday morning I noticed we didn’t have too much of a variety of fruit in the fridge, but I wanted a quick breakfast to set us up for the day. I started packing in a few things from the kitchen cupboards, and much to my delight came up with a smoothie that tasted like a toffee milkshake, even though it had a bit of greenery in it. Granted it’s not a low carb smoothie, but it is low GI. If you are dairy free, substitute the yogurt for some more coconut milk or add soya/rice/hemp milk instead. And don’t worry about the fat in the coconut milk, seriously coconut fats are great for you! Our bodies need fat, and so does our skin, nails and hair… drink up!

So here is the recipe (enough for two adults OR one adult and two little ones – because they will love it too):

In a blender cup add…
1 banana
5 prunes
chunk of cucumber (I used about a 5cm wide chunk)
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (or 1/4 cup milk substitution)
1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

And blend until smooth. If you are making this for children, use a powerful smoothie maker/blender that will blend through of all the ‘bits’ – you don’t want them to realise there is a bit of greenery in there.

This is why this smoothie is so good for you.

  • Prunes have a low GI which means they have a slow effect on your blood sugar levels keeping you fuller for longer. They are also high in Vitamin A and B6 and as a natural laxative they decrease your risk of developing colon cancer and hemorrhoids.
  • Blackstrap molasses is an energy mineral-dense sweetener, which is an excellent source of copper, manganese and a good source of potassium and magnesium whilst being a good source of calcium and iron. Yip, it packs a punch!

Let me know if you think this smoothie is as amazing as I think it is.