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AlproAM: A whole host of super smoothies

February 4, 2014

Being vegan, I obviously get through my fair share of soya milk. If I run out I’ll throw a mini-tantrum as I’m pretty selective about the brand that I like (Alpro, original, blue carton) so I know I really should think outside the box and try a few new varieties of ‘milk’! I’ve drunk Alpro ever since I became vegan, eight years ago, and it’s a firm favourite.

When they got in touch to ask if I would take part in their AlproAM campaign I couldn’t be happier. After working with them on their DeskFest challenge, I really loved coming up with new recipes and ideas to start the day with. At the moment I’m loving vanilla soya yogurt, and coming up with different ways of eating it is fun, which is why I’ve included a couple of recipes that use it as an ingredient.

Over the next couple of blog posts I’ll be sharing my recipes with you – you might have already seen them pop up on my social media accounts, so you’ll be finding out exactly what’s gone into these little bowls and glasses of goodness. I’ve got a few simple, healthy recipes that are fruity and easy to put together with only a few ingredients, and a few recipes that use more ingredients and have a slightly more fun approach. Let me know which ones take your fancy. With every recipe, just blend all of the ingredients – no funny business, just whizz them up. I bought fresh fruit in almost all cases, and diced and froze it myself, other than the berries which I bought already frozen, and used Alpro’s unsweetened almond milk. Every recipe makes roughly one serving.

The first smoothie I made was strawberries & cream. This is really simple, and I love how sweet it is – it was one of my favourite recipes to put together.

1/2 cup almond milk
1 peach, diced and frozen
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana

Next was an Elvis-inspired banana and peanut butter. So creamy, with a hint of PB. Yum! This would be great paired with other ingredients – maybe some granola and fresh fruit. This was pretty much my favourite recipe.

3/4 cup of almond milk
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 banana, chopped and frozen
1/4 cup vanilla soya yogurt
pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg

This one was a little bit different, and a little bit indulgent; chocolate and raspberry.

1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup soya yogurt
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
agave and vanilla to sweeten*

*keep tasting as you add – and don’t be afraid to be quite generous, otherwise the smoothie can taste quite bitter due to the cocoa powder.

Finally for today, pomegranate and blueberry. Really quick, really clean and really delicious.

1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup pomegranate
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Funnily enough, the peanut butter smoothie was my favourite. Or maybe the simple pomegranate and blueberry smoothie? The peaches and cream smoothie was delicious, too. And you can’t beat a bit of chocolate in the morning! So, basically I’m completely indecisive and you’ve just got to try them to figure out which is your favourite! Let me know if you make any of the recipes, I’d love to hear what you think of them. Next up I’ll be blogging about the final three smoothie recipes, including Apple Pie. Oh my!

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  1. February 4, 2014 7:39 pm

    They all sound delicious, I love peanut butter with banana!

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