Smoothie Info

Pre-prep your smoothies the night before

If your mornings are extra busy, you can prep smoothies ahead by making frozen smoothie packs. To meal prep smoothies:

  • Assemble individual smoothie servings in mason jars or zip-top bags.
  • Place your ingredients in the jar (or bag), starting with the fruit. Use fruit that is already frozen or it may be difficult to get out of the jar later.
  • Do not add any liquid to the jar; you will add the liquid right before blending.
  • Store the smoothie packs in your freezer until you are ready to use them.
  • When ready to blend, dump the frozen smoothie pack into your blender. Pour your blending liquid into the jar and shake to get any last seeds, etc. out, then pour into your blender.
  • Blend and enjoy, served right in the jar!

Prevent your smoothies from turning brown

When you mix greens & berries you’ll have a brown smoothie. 

Both these smoothies have the same ingredients – blended together – taste exactly the same but not so pretty. 

To prevent your smoothie from turning brown, blend the greens seperately from the reds and purples.

You can layer the smoothie, by making one smoothie thicker and / or pouring them separately into the same glass.. 


Granola is a great and filling addition to add to the top of your smoothies, adding extra crunch and health benefits.

Once you make your own granola, you won’t go back to store granola.  


  • Oats – whole-grain old-fashioned oats (not ‘quick oats’ which has much of the nutrients zapped out)
  • Nuts & Seeds (use brazil nuts to ensure you get your daily dose of selenium – 1 brazil nut per day), plus tastier ones like almonds
  • Natural Sweetener – I use maple syrup, you can use honey
  • Desiccated coconut (add 1/2 way through to avoid burnt coconut)
  • Unrefined Oil – I don’t always add this – but it definitely makes it crispier. I use coconut oil.
  • A bit of salt
  • A little bit of cinnamon, citrus zest, dried fruit & choc chips (after the baking) are optional.

Line the pan with baking paper so the maple or honey sticks to the oats and not the pan

Bake only until lightly gold on top

Allow the granola to cool completely before breaking it up

To make it clumpy (like mini Weetbix) flatten the pan with a spatula before baking.