Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Energy Smoothie


For the past few weeks my husband and I have attempted to clean up our terrible diet of too many biscuits with tea and too many visits to our favourite burger restaurants. He has been a lot better than me, in the past week I have almost finished a 30pc box of my favourite dates (chocolate covered and caramel filled!) and can't seem to go a day without salted crisps. Although, I am quite happy to say that I have been swimming every second day and have a exercise regime that means I don't necessarily have to go without my favourite foods.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand here is a recipe by my healthy hubby which I thought I'd share with you. It's deliciously thick so it can easily be substituted for your normal breakfast. It keeps him full until lunch time and its packed full of nutrients and good fats. Try and use organic, pure honey if you can get it easily. The health benefits of using pure honey far outweigh those 'fake' bottles you get in the supermarket.

A few tips; if you prefer a sweeter smoothie or if your avocado is lacking taste, you can add more honey. You can also add more milk if you like a thinner consistency. You could also substitute the milk for an alternative such as almond milk or even coconut milk for a deeper flavour.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium size, ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/3C milk

  1. cut your avocado in half and scoop out the fruit with a spoon. 
  2. place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. pour into a tall glass and drink up.