A new month means a new TASTY TUESDAY, and this month we’re excited to welcome well known nutritionist and author Lola Berry to our Tuesday foodie column!
Lola has a thing about smoothies. She’s SO obsessed with them, in fact, that she has just released a brand new book full of fresh smoothie and juice ideas – Lola Berry’s Little Book of Smoothies & Juices!
This month, Lola shares four of her favourite smoothies with us, kicking off with her ‘Coconuts for You’ coconut and blueberry smoothie. Using just four ingredients, this recipe takes about 2 minutes to make (as long as you remember to soak your cashew nuts overnight first!). We love to make ours with frozen blueberries, for a delicious icy consistency!
This month I am excited to be TDF’s Tasty Tuesday contributor, sharing recipes from my new book on all things smoothie! This little book was created because I’m a bit of a smoothie and juice nerd. I love being healthy and getting nutrient dense food in, but often I’m running around trying to do a zillion and one things, and don’t have loads of time. These creations are simple, quick and tasty.
Smoothies are a brilliant meal on-the-go. I sometimes even have them for dinner if I’m exhausted – any excuse to get them in! If I feel like a treat, I’ll make the cacao based ones and pop them in the freezer for around 20 minutes so they kind of go like a chocolate mousse…!
The first recipe I’m sharing today is one of my favourites because it’s so simple – we’re talking like four ingredients in total! The combo just works. You can play around with the ingredients too – macadamia nuts work really well in the place of cashews, for instance. When I worked at a health store, each morning we used to make a big batch of this and just sip on it throughout the day! It’s brilliant for glowing skin with all the blueberries in there, and if I ever want it to really fill me up, I just add a scoop of unflavoured protein powder and it hits the spot.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
For the smoothies
- 150g (1 cup) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 handful of cashew nuts, soaked for 2 hours or overnight, then rinsed
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 600ml coconut water
For the topping (optional)
- 1 handful of fresh blueberries
- Shaved fresh or dried coconut
Pop all the ingredients in the blender and whiz everything together until you have a silky smooth consistency.
Pour into glasses and top with extra fresh blueberries to finish. Enjoy!