A simple smoothie formula

I posted my little guy’s lunch box the other morning and so many people wanted to know what was in the smoothie. I had a think about it and realised I have a basic ‘base’ that I use, and then switch up the fruits for variety. I’ve made it dairy free, but by all means if dairy works for you, you can use cream, milk, yoghurt in place. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as he does. It’s our go to recess option, in an age where “food eats into precious play time mum!!” This recipe fuels his whole body and mind in the busy life of a growing child, or is equally lovely as a snack after school if sport is on the cards, or even breakfast made the night before, if you’ve got an early start!

Further options? Pour one serving into a bottle of choice or jar. Then blend in a tbsp chia seeds to the rest and pour into a bowl. In a couple of hours it will set into a thick custard and you can top with something crunchy like the breakfast crunch from Real Treats.

Any other smoothies you can have as substantial breakfast, pre-sport or recess? The chocolate thick shake on the blog is a tried and tested winner if you haven’t tried it before! Or the Zesty smoothie for a hot day when your energy is flat or lastly the veggie packed Super Hero smoothie to get loads of nutrients in for an afternoon tea to be reckoned with!

Can I freeze this? Yes you can. If you’re freezing in glass, just be sure to leave an inch off the top between the liquid and lid so that when it expands, there’s no danger of cracking the glass.

I’d love to see your variations and efforts on instagram if you fancy tagging #lowtoxlife or my @lowtoxlife account.

Being busy never means you need to resort to packet, processed fake food options and supermarket ‘breakfast’ poppers. A little planning, some fresh ingredients and voila – You’re sorted.

Real Food. Happy Bodies, Happy Planet

A Simple Smoothie Formula Recipe

Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 2 large adult serves or 4 kids recess sizes




  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 2 cups mixed frozen and fresh fruit rough chopped
  • 1 cup of each banana + lower sugar fruit combo
  • 2 extra handfuls greens – add to any combo, any time!
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp honey (only if using a low sugar berries and need sweetness for “newer to less sweet stuff” people)
  • 1/4 bunch mint
  • 1/4 bunch parsley


  • Pop your frozen fruit into the blender and blend on highest setting for 5-6 seconds to chop it (speed 10 for Thermomix)
  • Pop everything else in and blend for 40 seconds until well combined. And there she is. Thick and luscious and ready to go!

Comments 6

  1. hello just a quick question about adding the gelatine. does the smoothie ‘set’ by recess time?? I’m concerned it will be like jelly come recess. thanks a lot as i am super keen to try it for my girls.

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      Hey Lexie

      So if you use the Vital Proteins or Great Lakes Hydrolysed gelatin, it is the kind that doesn’t ‘set’ so you won’t have that issue. Just a shake of the jar and it sorts it out if any of the ingredients have separated in any way x

  2. Hi Alexx,

    I am wondering if the Vital Proteins grass fed collagen is kid safe for a 3 year old? I would love to know what protein or other powder is safe to add to my son’s smoothie. Thank you

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      Yes definitely fine Meg. Just divide the serving size proportionate to his weight vs 70kg adult size. x

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