National Smoothie Day plus four new smoothie recipes


You can’t beat a good smoothie.  They’re quick, a nutritious light meal or snack and can be bursting full of goodness.  And now there’s a National Smoothie Day on the 30th March to celebrate that fact.  So to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with NutriBullet to bring you four new smoothie recipes that you’ll be sure to love.

Creamy chai spiced banana smoothie

Chai tea has an amazing taste and it makes a delicious flavour boost for this banana smoothie.  This combination is a new favourite for me, especially as the weather cools down a little. Add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top to enhance the flavour.


1 cup almond milk
1 chai tea bag
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
sprinkle of cinnamon, plus a little extra for topping the smoothie
3 heaped tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1 banana
5 cashew nuts
2 teaspoons chia seeds

Pour almond milk into a glass and add the tea bag.  Allow the tea to infuse for around 3-5 minutes, dunking the tea bag up and down a few times to help release the flavours.  Discard the tea bag then add the chai flavoured almond milk into the NutriBullet with the remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon.


Berry Bliss Smoothie

This probiotic rich smoothie thick, creamy and is great for your gut, with both good bacteria and fibre from the seeds, fruit and vegetables.  You can’t taste the cucumber as the fruit hides the flavour.


1 cup frozen berries (I used boysenberries)
1 banana, sliced
1 red fleshed plum, stone removed
1/2 cup cucumber
1 cup milk kefir
3 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons probiotic yoghurt

Place all the ingredients in your NutriBullet and blend until  smooth and creamy.

Tropical Mango Smoothie

This tropical smoothie is a tasty mix of tropical fruit and some vegetables too. It contains cucumber and avocado which you can’t taste, but they add extra nutrition and creamyness.  The chia seeds and nuts add some fibre and healthy fats for a filling, tasty smoothie.  You could add a little more pineapple if you prefer it sweeter.


1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
2 slices of avocado
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup coconut water (add more if it’s a little thick)
juice from 1 lime
1 tablespoon coconut threads
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon cashews

Place all ingredients in the NutriBullet and blend until smooth. Garnish with mint and a slice of pineapple.

Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

This thick, creamy smoothie is really delicious and I see it as a healthier alternative to a milkshake rather than a go to every day smoothie.  It’s sweetened with dates and the delicious flavours from cacao and hazelnuts. The Greek yoghurt helps make it thick and creamy as well as providing a source of protein.  You can add a scoop of protein powder to up the protein and also a little chocolate hazelnut butter to enhance the flavour if you wish. I added a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut butter and it was delicious.


1 -2 medjoul dates, pits removed
1/2 banana
1 teaspoon cacao powder
3 heaped tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1  almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 teaspoons chia seeds
Approximately 6-8 hazelnuts
(Optional: scoop of protein powder, 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut butter)

Simply blend all the ingredients together in your NutriBullet and you’ve got a creamy, chocolately drink.  Delicious.

Do you have a favourite smoothie?  Do let me know your favourite mix in the comments below.

This post was made possible thanks to NutriBullet.