Lorraine Pascale’s smoothie recipes: Power your day with sunshine in a glass

Set yourself up with a freshly blitzed smoothie recipe from Lorraine Pascale – sunshine in a glass!

Breakfast green super-smoothie with kale and pear

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1 LARGE

Core and roughly chop 1 small pear and place in a powerful blender with 1 pitted medjool date, 5mm piece ginger (peeled), 1 tbsp flax seeds, . tsp ground turmeric (optional), 60g torn kale leaves (no woody stems) and a few splashes of still mineral water (enough to achieve a good consistency). Blitz until smooth – you may need to do this in batches if the kale doesn’t fit all at once. Add ice if you want a cold drink. 

Apple, cucumber and blueberry

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1

Place 1 handful chopped unpeeled green apple in a powerful blender with 1 handful chopped peeled cucumber, 1 small handful torn kale leaves (no tough stalks), 1 handful fresh blueberries (or frozen blackcurrants) and a 25g-30g scoop protein powder. Add 5g matcha tea, if wished. Top up with still mineral water to achieve a good consistency and blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth.

  •  Choose best-quality protein powder to supercharge your mornings. My top pick: Supernova (see supernovaliving.com)

Green wake-me-up

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1

Place 3 handfuls baby spinach in a powerful blender with 1 large handful mint leaves, 4cm piece ginger (peeled and chopped) and a 25g-30g scoop protein powder. Add 5g matcha tea, if wished. Top up with still mineral water to achieve a good consistency and blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Creamy mocha

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1

Combine 1-2 tbsp good quality coffee powder with 3-4 tbsp hot water. Add to a powerful blender with 25g chopped 70%-85% dark chocolate and a 25g-30g scoop protein powder. Top up with still mineral water to achieve a creamy consistency and blitz until smooth. 

Love the skin you’re in

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1

Combine 1-2 tbsp good quality coffee powder with 3-4 tbsp hot water. Add to a powerful blender with 25g chopped 70%-85% dark chocolate and a 25g-30g scoop protein powder. Top up with still mineral water to achieve a creamy consistency and blitz until smooth. 

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1
Place 200ml unsweetened almond milk (or still mineral water) in a powerful blender with 50g frozen blackcurrants (or fresh blueberries), 25g oats, 15g spinach, ¼ yellow pepper (deseeded and roughly chopped), 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, 1-2 pitted medjool dates (or 1 tbsp date purée). Blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Start the day smoothie with yogurt, oats, greens and cinnamon

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1
Place 300g 0% fat Greek yogurt in a blender with 30g oats, 25g-30g peanut butter, 1 small handful basil, 1 handful small pak choy leaves, 1 handful blueberries (or frozen blackcurrants), 2cm piece ginger and a pinch of cinnamon. Blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth. Add an ice cube or two if you like.

  • Peanut butter fix? Single-serve squeeze packs from Pip & Nut help manage cravings. See pipandnut.com

Easy smoothie breakfast bowl

Lorraine Pascale smoothie recipes
Chris Alack

MAKES 1 BOWL

Place 1 handful blueberries and 1 handful frozen blackcurrants in a powerful blender with 25g oats and a 25g-30g scoop protein powder. Top up with still mineral water to achieve a creamy consistency and blitz until thick. Pour into a bowl and top with a few banana slices, fresh raspberries, sunflower seeds and extra oats. Finish with a few basil leaves.

Lorraine’s go-to gadgets

Lorraine is on a mission to make healthy eating accessible to everyone. Time-saving equipment makes everything easier but cost can be a factor. This is why Lorraine has partnered with affordable cook ware brand Haden for a range of kitchen gadgets between £40 and £80 to help create healthy meals from scratch in a fraction of the time – plus a clever mixer to make home baking simpler than ever.Health Blender (£40)
Lorraine is a long-time fan of smoothies because they are nutrition-dense, quick to prepare and portable. So it’s no surprise that a power blender was top of her list when creating her own range of kitchen gadgets. This 1000w machine has four BPA-free plastic cups with two lids (one for on-the-go) and everything – blades and all – goes in the dishwasher.

Kitchen Angel (£80)
The pressure cooker has come a long way since the screeching stovetop pots of the 1970s. Now we’re in the age of the digital instant multi-cooker. This plug-in marvel is a pressure cooker/slow cooker hybrid that takes you from morning porridge to evening curry with perfect rice and bone broth thrown in. It removes two of the biggest barriers to healthy eating: time and effort. The Kitchen Angel is quiet and locks in the nutrients in whatever you are cooking – be it curry, grains, porridge or veg, and cooks it all in double quick-time. Or you can set a one-pot meal to slow cook in the morning and have it ready when you get home.

Air Fryer (£70)
If you’ve put deep fried food in the sin bin, an air fryer offers a healthier option. It uses only a fraction of the oil. Yes, chips are back on the menu. Lorraine explains. ‘The beauty of this appliance is you don’t have to preheat it, you use 80 per cent less fat. It’s the air that cooks the food.’ The fryer makes light work of one of Lorraine’s signature dishes – Popcorn Chicken – chicken pieces coated in egg and breadcrumbs.

Soup Maker (£50)
It cooks and it blends and it keeps your soup warm. This gadget is ‘great when you are in a hurry and want quick nutritious meals,’ says Lorraine, who likes to cook a chunky plant-based miso mushroom soup in hers. ‘I open the lid and chuck everything in,’ she says. It also makes soya and nut milks, baby food and jam. Because it has a 1.2 litre capacity you can feed the family or batch cook for the freezer. A common complaint with appliances that blend is that they are difficult to clean but this one has an auto clean function that practically does the washing up!

Stand Mixer (£80)
As the queen of cakes, Lorraine knows that you don’t need dozens of fancy attachments to be a proficient home baker. To go with her 4.5 litre, seven-speed mixer, she has curated a set of four accessories for everyday cooking: a whisk for whipping up light creams and folding in egg whites, a dough hook for bread and pasta, a flat beater for cake mixes and even mashed potato, plus that all important splash guard (we’ve all been there). Victoria sponge sorted.

Follow Lorraine at lorrainepascale.com for latest news and links to cookbooks. See the full range of Lorraine’s kitchen appliances, with a demo for each one, and place your orders at hadenappliances.com. Lorraine is represented by Storm Model Management.