In the midst of winter, most people would (without question) reach for a cuppa hot chocolate, alternatively a nice cuppa tea (well, if we’re being honest, a warm/ hot cuppa whatever would do the trick) – I include myself in amongst this group of people. However, I’ve recently come to realise that a healthier diet / lifestyle (I use this term loosely, of course) makes one slightly more adventourous. Allow me to explain. This morning, being a typical winter’s morning (you know, rain, cold… the whole 9 yards), I was inclined to whip up a peanut butter smoothie (jar) – an unorthodox concoction that had me lying in waiting till sunset to enjoy (you know, being Ramadaan etc).
On a somewhat related note, and am i’m sure you’ve noticed, the content and style of my blog posts has taken a new route – spanning from those overly sweet and rich treats to greener and healthier pastures (please, do not excuse the pun). As some would say (the some that are wiser amongst us) that change is good (as much as it is relative), especially when it has the potential to influence your overall well being (for the better, surely). Do not be pressured under a misapprehension of me trying to solicit you to jump on any sorta live-green-live-long(er) bandwagon and forego one’s guilty pleasures of ice-cream and chocolate. If anything, allow me to advocate for a live-green-live-longer(er) lifestyle with this incredible smoothie, because it actually tastes that good (labels and titles aside). The upshot (aside from the taste) is that its filling, a little different and (i say this with caution) may be a gateway to a live-green-live-long (er) kinda life!
Freeze the bananas overnight and put the chia seeds in water to swell up for about 10minutes before using them in the the mix.
Then add all the above ingredients at once.
If it comes out to liquid, then just freeze it for about 15 minutes.
Top with some coconut and maybe a few chopped dates, and you’re done.
*The recipe for the homemade muesli I made will be in the next blog post.