It’s that time of year again! It’s such a shame that Halloween and flu season coincide, but a night out in your scariest costume doesn’t have to end in the sniffles!
Drinking smoothies regularly is great for your digestion, your immune system and your skin. If you don’t usually drink smoothies, autumn is a great time to make the addition to your routine! What better way to combat the cold and drink something yummy at the same time?
Here are 3 of my favourite smoothie recipes (with a Halloween twist!) 😉
I’m a chocolate fiend, especially around Halloween time! This delicious smoothie (it’s more like a milkshake, really!) is easy to make and satisfies that sweet tooth!
- 2 large bananas
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 and a half cup soy milk (or any dairy-free milk, whatever you prefer)
- 1 tbsp tahini paste
Blitz all of these delicious ingredients together and pour in a glass! If you have any gelatine-free halloween jelly snakes, these would be a perfect addition! You can fish out the monsters of the deep as you drink 🙂
Dracula’s favourite smoothie, for sure! This is probably the sweetest of the three smoothies (it’s chock full of the nicest berries – strawberries and cranberries!)
- 2 handfuls of strawberries
- 1 handful cranberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup cranberry juice/ water
- Flesh of 1 large plum
Blitz all of the ingredients together and drink it in a champagne flute, you know, something you might see Dracula drinking out of. Ooh, a goblet!
This smoothie may look goopy and gross, but that’s the idea! Get in the Halloween spirit and imagine you’re really drinking a witch’s brew. Or, better yet, convince your kids that that’s what it is! Any chance to get some fruit in them, right?
- 1 green apple
- 1 large pear
- 1 cup apple juice (or, for a healthier version, water)
- Half a teaspoon of spirulina
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
Chop up your fruit (leave the skin on, that’s where the bulk of the fibre is! *pun intended*) and pop in the blender with the juice/water, spirulina and maple syrup.
Blitz for about 30 seconds (or less, you’ll know what consistency you want yourself!) and then you’re done!
I really don’t like the taste of spirulina myself, so when I do utilise it in my recipes I tend to use it SPARINGLY. You can omit it entirely but you lose some of the colour (and the nutrition as it’s VERY good for you!) or you can do what I did and use half a teaspoon.
This smoothie is best served in a black tub or any cauldron-like cup you can get your hands on (alas, I didn’t have one so a plain glass had to do!)
What are your favourite ghoulish smoothies? Let me know in the comments!