Spring slowly is coming and all the different colors are starting to appear in nature. So all beautiful colors are starting to appear in our food again as well! The season with many fruits and veggies in season is tarting and I am more than ready to head into it!
I thought, let’s not do a green smoothie because 1) I do a lot of recipes with greens and 2) many people are scared off by seeing green (not only in their drinks) as it often tastes too healthy! But the are so many ways to eat and drink healthy without needing to add spinach or broccoli. Just eat the rainbow, a little if everything and you will feel amazing!
Today I am sharing a recipe with you, which is one of the prettiest (if not the prettiest) color of the rainbow, pink. What’s not fancy about pink? Right, nothing! This smoothie is so good and not only because of the color. It is super creamy because wir the banana, sweet from the date and super tasty because of the fresh fruits in it!
Besides banana as a base, you’ll need raspberries, blueberries and if you find it somewhere near you, pink dragonfruit. This is totally optional because dragonfruit itself does not have a lot of flavor but it adds a super nice color. You can just switch it out for more berries. All of the berries you are using can be fresh or frozen, it really only changes the consistency of the smoothie. When frozen, it will become more thick and creamy so that is up to you!
Besides the fruits we are using some zucchini in the smoothie too. Don’t be scared, I promise you, you won’t taste anything! If you do have time you can steam it before then there will not be any chunks but if you do not have time that is not a problem either! Just make sure you peel it so it doesn’t make the color go gross. Other than that, just some dates for fiber and sweetness and oat milk as well as soy Joghurt for creaminess. That’s it. If you what to make it more filling you can add some almond or any other but butter and some oats or if you just want it as a snack, leave it as is.
This smoothie makes a perfect breakfast in the go if you are in a hurry or you can also pour it into a bowl and add toppings such as granola, but butter and fresh fruits to enjoy it as a smoothie bowl! Either way it tastes really good and is super quick, which also makes it a ideal snack!
I hope that you will love this recipe and it brings you into a summer feeling!
Katie / Une Petite Cuisinière
Think Pink Smoothie
A super pretty and tasty smoothie for some serious summer feelings.
What you will need
- 1 banana
- 1 zucchini
- 150 g raspberries if you have you can substitute out half of the raspberries for pink dragon fruit or blueberries for even more color
- 50 g blueberries
- 1 date
- 50 ml oat milk
- 50 ml water
- 2 tbsp soy yoghurt
That is how it works:
Peel the zucchini and cut it into chunks. Do the same with the banana and the dragonfruit if using it. Add the berries, milk, water and yoghurt aswell and blend until smooth.
Serve in glasses with straws or as a smoothie bowl with all the delicious toppings! Enjoy!