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Dancer's have high energy needs! Many of you guys have just finished the Sunshine Coast Eisteddfods and might be feeling a little tired and worn out from all the practice that went into those amazing dances! Smoothies are so yummy and are a great and super easy way to eat (drink?) your food on the go. Smoothies are also so refreshing, especially in the summer time!
The basis of most smoothies is milk and yogurt and you can change these to to suit dietary requirements (lactose, almond, goat varieties). My personal favourite is a Mango and Banana smoothie with milk, yogurt, mango flesh (frozen or thawed) and banana. I also love either fruits on their own. Other combinations include a concoction of berries, honey, lemongrass, oatmeal (for carbohydrates), ginger, orange, green tea, cherries, pineapple, and kiwi fruit. These are just a few of the many options and any combinations are possible.
Making a Super SmoothieChose your fruit. Such as, berries, banana, kiwi fruit, mango, paw paw, passion fruit, figs or even lychees.
Add you liquid. As everyone has different dietary requirements there are different liquids to suite. There is almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, goats milk, dairy milk, coconut milk, coconut water and all types of juices.
The power food. for extra nutrience and all that good stuff add in some of these, Spirulina, chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, LSA mix (blended sunflower seeds, amond meal and linseed.) or quinoa
Make it thicker. By adding natural yogurt, sorbet, ice cream, ice or frozen fruits can help to make you smoothie thicker.
Extra Flavour. Still a little bland.. try adding in some honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter or ginger
Just blend it all together and ta da! a Super Smoothie!
Let us know what flavours you have created!