By Erin Higgins
As a busy mum on the run I love this smoothie recipe that I can whip up super quickly and race out the door with. Not only do I devour it and it keeps me sustained, my 4-year-old daughter loves it. I can head to work knowing that we have both had a dose of super powerful nutrients to keep us going. It still surprises me that one glass of home-made smoothie can offer so much nourishment to the body and mind. It honestly feels like a hug to the body.
INGREDIENTS – Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
2 ½ cups of your choice of milk (I use rice milk)
1 desert spoon of maple syrup
1 desert spoon of cacao
3 desert spoons of Hemp Protein (this offers the most amazing creamy flavour, I use Hemp Protein Australia)
1 cup of blueberries or 1 frozen banana
1 tsp of spirulina (I use Synergy Spirulina, you can’t even taste this in the smoothie and it offers such an amazing source of extra protein and iron)
If I am feeling a little on the naughty side I add a scoop of Coyo Salted Caramel Ice Cream
A sprinkle of desiccated coconut
Put all into a blender and whizz it up to make a creamy delicious chocolatey smoothie. Sprinkle coconut on top.
If we are feeling run down I always add in a teaspoon of vitamin C powder and probiotic powder.
My biggest tip is to have all of your ingredients in a basket in the cupboard so you can grab it out and put it all in a blender and whizz it up. Pour into your glass jar and take it on the run.