The exciting day already came and went for me. You, see, I’ve already had my taste of almond milk. While I was writing up my article on kid-friendly smoothies, I decided to give the nutty milk a taste, seeing as it was among the recommended ingredients for kids’ smoothies. Well, duh, I suppose, this new trendy addition to supermarket shelves does have a nutty flavor. More importantly, it is delicious. Today, I’m going to give you guys a quick tour of smoothies with almond milk, probably adding a little bit of creamy texture to my words as we go along. Sure, guys, I know you love this.
Short and sweet, here’s what I’m going to pack into this nutty post. I’m adding a little tropical flavor to go with the new delight of almond milk. Then I’m taking a more serious tone, reminding you of other things you should be doing to improve your health apart from making and drinking smoothies every day. Finally, I’m treating you to a few more recipes, beginning with a very basic almond recipe which can be an ideal breakfast addition for smoothies for kids.
A tropical recipe with almond milk
You know, I did not know just how well milk, in general, goes with fruit. I should have known better. After all, I was always quite fond, still am, of adding fresh cuts of fruit to my breakfast bowl of muesli with milk and honey. It takes not even a minute to whip up this smoothie. But, of course, you still need to prepare the ingredients. They are as follows:
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 half cup of water (or less, depending on the consistency you would prefer)
- 1 cup chunks of frozen pineapple
- 1 cup chunks of frozen mango
- 1 half cup of fresh or frozen papaya chunks
- 1 quarter avocado
- Juice from half a lime
- 1 half cup of cilantro
- And just a dash of organic salt and a dash of ginger.
Detox strategies well worth remembering
In order to live a healthy balanced life, it isn’t always about the smoothie. Just remember that. Here are a few reminders on how to keep that balance right. I’ve mentioned exercise before, haven’t I. But just so you know, there’s plenty of things you can do if you’re short of ideas right now. One thing I really look forward to at night is my sleep. Taking a power nap is not unheard of these days among the more brainy or creative among us. I still think of myself subconsciously as being lazy.
Perhaps it’s time for me to take a nap after I’ve finished writing up this post. It’s a guilt-free nap anyhow, because it’s not something I’ve had in many a moon. And I am feeling a tad drained as of now. By the time the short beauty sleep’s done, I can refresh myself with one of my smoothies waiting for me in the refrigerator.
Apart from drinking smoothies, you still need to make sure that you’re drinking enough water during the day. A cool dose of water helps to flush out all the toxins in your body. Clay, would you believe, can too. You can also enjoy a soothing detox bath immersed in a variety of ingredients which include Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar and baking soda.
A straightforward smoothie with almond milk
It’s not just for beginners. Everyone can and should be enjoying this smoothie. It’s great for those of you who have previously always enjoyed a nice glass of milk everyday and/or always been fond of your nuts. Now, you must remember to ditch the salt from your favorite nut snacks. Here are the ingredients:
- 2 cups, yep, two whole cups, of almond milk
- Half a banana peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 quarter cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 quarter cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 quarter cup of chopped fresh mango.
Mangos, avocados and green tea
It could not be helped. I just had to go and include my two favorites in yet another blog post on how to make healthy smoothies. But this time, there’s a little extra. Green tea. Ever tried it? It takes some getting used to, because its bitter at times and some say that it’s an acquired taste. But added to the smoothie mix, you barely notice a thing.
- 1 cup of green tea
- 1 half cup of almond milk (optional, by the way)
- Just a little honey
- 1 cup of fresh mango chunks
- Half a tablespoon of coconut oil
- Just a dash of organic sea salt
- Half an avocado
- 1 cup of spinach.
BLUEBERRIES DO GREEK AND GO BANANAS
Blueberries do Greek
We’re not abandoning the almond milk just yet. The focus has simply switched to using more berries. And, yes, you can of course add almond milk to these recipes.
- Half a cup of frozen blueberries
- Half a cup of water
- Three quarter cup of full-fat Greek yogurt
- Half a cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- Half a tablespoon of honey
Let’s go bananas and add more almond milk
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 cup of fresh berries
- Half a fresh banana
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper
And that’s it. More than enough info to keep you thirsty with new smoothie ideas. Let’s have a glass of almond milk to that.