(written by Jenny Holt)
3 Post-Christmas Smoothie Combos to Avoid
After the season of goodwill, feasting, drinking, games, family rows and more feasting, comes the season of diet fads and gym memberships. One key element for many trying to get rid of their Christmas pounds is drinking smoothies. This is especially true if you have received a blender for Christmas (does that count as a bad husband/boyfriend present or not?) and if you’ve seen those Netflix documentaries about an Australian guy who drank his way to fitness with just smoothies.
However, jumping in feet first can be both exhilarating and scary, after all, what combos should you do? And what will work for you? Are they still healthy for you or are they colorful sugar drinks? There’s a world of information out there for you to find the combination which works for you in terms of healthiness and taste.
That being said, there are some combinations which just do not work for anyone. These can be because different foods react badly with one another or because there’s just no one who can do that taste, but there are others which are just bad for you. These include extra oils, store bought fruit juices and dried superfoods. To find out just why this is so, you should check out this article on the three things not to include in your smoothie.
Hey, guys! Jenny recently came to me after seeing THIS POST from a while back. She thought that it might be cool for me to feature her new article on my blog, and I just couldn’t say no! I’m so glad I could do this! Now, for your enjoyment, here’s one of the recipes that I posted a while ago:
Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
1 tablespoon nut butter and/or chocolate chips
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (any kind works)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
The night before, add all ingredients (except chocolate chips if you’re using them) to the bowl of your mixer and give a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least three hours, preferably overnight. This step isn’t absolutely necessary, but allowing the oats to soak for a few hours will make them easier to blend and will give you a smoother, creamier smoothie.
When ready to eat, blend on high until oats are fully broken down and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
Transfer the smoothie to a small saucepan and set over medium heat (adding chocolate chips if using) and bring to a simmer or boil, depending on how hot you want it. If the smoothie is too thick add an extra splash of milk until desired consistency is reached.
When smoothie has reached desired heat pour into a heat-safe glass and garnish with toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
Servings per recipe: 1-2
Thanks so much for your time, guys! And, I hope that you’ll consider trying this recipe and reading the article!!!! Thanks, guys! 😀
Have you ever tried a chocolate smoothie? Do you think you would like them?