Make Your Own Smoothie

Ellie Goulding, in her book Fitter.Calmer.Stronger, has a great resource on how to go about making your own smoothie, which I am sharing with you.

Ellie is devoted to smoothies and suggests that you only use herbs in a green smoothie. I went ahead and just randomly picked what to use, and I was quite surprised at how good it tasted.

Make Your Own Smoothie

Make Your Own Smoothie

Let’s get started:

choose the base: 150mls add fruit and / or veg:
3 x 50g/2 x 75g/1 x 150g
then add greens: 25g
water berries spinach
coconut water plums lettuce
plant-based milk peaches rocket
herbal tea nectarines watercress
melon celery
mango wheatgrass
pitted cherries
kiwi fruit
seedless grapes
peeled and deseeded oranges, mandarins etc.

Now let’s add:

herbs to taste powders: 5mls seeds/nuts/dried fruit:
15 mls
mint maca chia seeds
basil cacao flax seeds (linseeds)
parsley baobab hemp seeds
lemon verbena lucuma sunflower seeds
rosemary leaves bee pollen pumpkin seeds
fennel spirulina dates
lemongrass goji berries
lime leaves nuts (chopped)
nut butter

then the extras:

flavours: 1.25 mls sweeteners: 5mls
ground cinnamon honey
ground ginger date syrup
ground cardamom maple syrup
ground turmeric coconut sugar
vanilla extract / powder
grated citrus zest
or 5mls
grated ginger
finely chopped chilli
or 15mls
citrus juice

what I made:

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Make your own smoothie

My choices from the lists above
Recipe Category: Drinks, Health
Makes enough for: 1 person
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Fitter.Calmer.Stronger page 230


  • 150 mls milk
  • 1 orange, peeled, segmented, pith and seeds removed
  • 1 banana thickly sliced
  • 25 g celery, thickly sliced
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 5 mls cocoa powder
  • 15 mls peanut butter
  • 1.25 mls ground cinnammon
  • 5 mls honey


  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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