With a month left of summer and my remote internship over, I have more time to enjoy the simple things in life. Those things being homemade hearty smoothies and food photography. Luckily those both brought me to a fruit smoothie recipe that I could never get tired of. It’s sweet without being overwhelming, plus it keeps me full longer than most due to the healthy fats and seeds.
Enjoyed in moderation (my one true motto), healthy fats can be really good for you. Thanks to the help of some friends and a summer of food research, I’ve learned that adding things like avocados and coconut oil can really enhance the health benefits of a meal. At the same time, I am cautious not to overindulge considering there are other nutrients that I need room for. A fruit smoothie is perfect for getting my daily dose.
Here’s the fruit smoothie recipe that I’ve had a lot of luck with recently.
Ingredients (Single Serving; approximate amounts)
- 1/2 an avocado
- About 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Spoonful of Chia Seeds (Plus a bit more for on top)
- About a cup of frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- About 3/4 of almond milk
- Several drops of lemon juice
- About a teaspoon of ginger paste
- Granola (for on top)
- Water (depending on how thick you want it)
- Pinch of brown sugar (if you like it sweet)
Blend It Up!
Blending a smoothie is different each time. A smaller blender, like my single-serving one, can make it hard it put everything in at once. I always end up adding more water and berries as more room is created for them, but the best part about making a smoothie is that it is hard to mess up. Even if the taste is off, it is easy to go back and adjust.
The key is to be cautious of air pockets in the blender, add water or almond milk with
caution as not to make it too thick or thin, and add more of whatever ingredients you find that you like.
This fruit smoothie recipe is not exact and can easily be personalized. The granola and extra chia seeds on top are for those who like it crunchy and more aesthetically pleasing, like me, but you could easily leave it topless or add fresh fruit. Next time I’m freezing my smoothie for a sweet, ice-cream-like treat.
It’s good to be back. Enjoy!