Smoothie recipes with honey

29 September, 2021


          
            fruit smoothie in a glass with ingredients scattered around it

A selection of smoothie recipes with honey for every day occasions!


With winter around the corner and life generally getting busier again, it is key to fuel your body with a healthy and nutritious range of food. Quick smoothie recipes are an easy way to boost your immune system and energy.

We’ve put together four smoothie recipes that use honey. Why? Honey is a natural sweetener that will provide a sweet kick to your smoothie while keeping it healthy.

What's even better? Our Scottish heather honey is classified as a superfood as it’s an essential food source due to its high level of manganese (check out our blog on the groundbreaking research here). This means using our heather honey provides a whole range of benefits on top of the usual perks of packing fruit and veg into a smoothie! 

Benefits of smoothie recipes with honey:

  • Natural healing properties from its high antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
  • Makes and activates enzymes in the body associated with protecting tissues from damage and in the metabolism of nutrients
  • Maintains healthy bones
  • Lessens the bitterness associated with leafy greens such as spinach or kale


Each recipe takes roughly 5 minutes to make so grab your jar of heather honey and your blender, and get blitzing! 


SMOOTHIE TO START THE DAY


The Green Machine Smoothie

Serves 1

This green machine smoothie with kale and spinach is packed full of nutrients. Don’t be surprised if you feel like The Hulk ready to take on your day!

Ingredients

  • 60g blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 handful of spinach (about 50g)
  • 1 handful of kale (about 50g)
  • 150 ml coconut milk (or your favorite dairy/non dairy alternative)
  • 1/2 avocado (ripe, skinned and pitted)
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Scottish heather honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
kale, spinach, avocado and blueberries ingredients for green smoothie

Method

  1. Blend spinach and kale with a splash of water

  2. Blend in the remaining ingredients

  3. Pour into a glass

  4. Enjoy!

  

green smoothie




SMOOTHIE FOR DESSERT

Red Berry Smoothie

Serves 1

Berry lovers, this one’s for you! Combining strawberries and raspberries to create an antioxidant-rich smoothie that’s the ideal combination of sweet and tart flavours. Add the oats to bulk it out and make it more filling. 

Ingredients

  • 60g strawberries
  • 60g raspberries
  • 100g greek yoghurt
  • 20 ml oat milk
  • 2 tsp Scottish heather honey
  • 10g porridge oats (optional)

 

strawberries and raspberries in two bowls


Method

  1. Blend the oats to a powder-like consistency

  2. Blend in the remaining ingredients

  3. Pour into a large glass

  4. Enjoy!

red berry smoothie in a blender and in a glass


SMOOTHIE FOR BEFORE EXERCISE


Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie

Serves 1

Oats are a great addition to a smoothie as they also host a huge range of benefits, from boosting the immune system to stabilizing blood sugar. Enjoy this drink before a strenuous workout or as a lighter breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 200ml oat milk
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 20g peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp porridge oats
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp Scottish heather honey

 

oats in a bowl, peanut butter and honey


Method

  1. Blend the oats into a powder-like consistency

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to your desired thickness

  3. Pour into a glass

  4. Enjoy! 

blender with peanut butter and oat smoothie ingredients and smoothie in a glass


SMOOTHIE FOR KIDS


Peachy Delight

Serves 1

Watch your kids light up with this peach, orange, and strawberry smoothie! A healthier (and tastier) alternative to fruit juices.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe peach, with skin, pit removed
  • 1 medium sliced juice orange, with half of peel included
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Scottish heather honey
  • 20ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk

peaches, oranges and strawberries in bowls


Method

  1. Put all the ingredients into the blender

  2. Blitz until smooth

  3. Pour into a glass

  4. Enjoy! 

 

peach and orange smoothie in a glass and in a bowl

 

Spice up any of the smoothie recipes by creating smoothie bowls. Follow the steps above, pour into a bowl and sprinkle granola, almonds, chia seeds or whatever you fancy on top. We recommend drizzling a wee bit more of our Scottish heather honey on top - buy it here!

Alternatively, double the quantities and freeze the batch for an even quicker and easy pick me up! 

What do you think?  Which is your favourite?

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