As a perpetually lazy morning person who can’t manage anything more than a basic yoga pose or two before eating, smoothies have always been a bit of a lifesaver for me. Not only are they good for you without tasting like it, they’re varied and allow you to have a different sensory experience every morning even if all you can do is rifle through your fridge and throw everything into a blender.
This smoothie is great after some morning yoga, a swim, a workout, a bike to work or whatever exercise you do before breakfast. There’s protein in the PB to help rebuild your muscles, and the saturated fat in the coconut cream is good for your brain, your cells and your energy levels! The spices help keep your immune system sassy, and the banana will help settle your morning stomach. Ergo: It is brilliant.
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed cloves*
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
Blend, blend, blend!
*Flavour to your taste; I like mine very strong!
This keeps in the fridge overnight if you want to make twice as much and have tomorrow’s breakfast ready to run out the door. I add a little more coconut cream to the top of my smoothie, because why the hell not?