Today I'm introducing a couple of my favourite smoothie recipes to brighten up your breakfast. I created them especially for the Kenwood kCook multi-cooker launch breakfast that I hosted recently.
It was a beautiful morning that was held in Balmoral in Sydney at The Public Dining Room.
The sun was shining and the water was sparkling as guests watched swimmers taking their early morning plunge in the autumn sunshine. Kids were frolicking in the water and building sandcastles. There was a feeling of excitement in the air.
A crowd gathered with lots of my foodie friends and media who came along.
I got myself included in a super hunk 'manwich'. Not that I am complaining, I can think of worse ways to spend a morning.
Then next up I did a demonstration on two of the new machines, the X pro blender and the kCook which I demonstrated a breakfast bar recipe in. It was delicious and I'll share this recipe next week on the blog. I used a gluten free muesli, coconut milk, berries and rice malt syrup to make the bars.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious breakfast and washed it down with a smoothie or two.
And now for the recipes! It's time to switch up your smoothies and think outside the berry box. Here are some new tastes...
Choc Tahini Greenie
1 peeled and frozen banana
1 cup English spinach leaves (you can use frozen spinach)
1 TBS tahini
250 mL (9 fl oz/1 cup) almond milk
Handful of ice (optional)
2 tsp raw cacao nibs
Place all the ingredients in your blender and whizz until puréed. Drink immediately.
Banana Lime and Cardamom Smoothie
• 2 peeled and frozen bananas
• 1⁄2 tsp cardamom powder
• 1 tsp vanilla powder or 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract • 1 cup almond milk
• 1 1⁄2 cups coconut water
Just add everything into your blender and then whizz until smooth. Serve immediately. It’s refreshing, cleansing and replenishing.