Need Some All Day Energy?

Smoothie Energy Thrifty Natural Homemade ThrifDeeDubai Recipes

Yes please!! If, like me you’re running around like a blue ar*ed fly 247 with “no chill” You’ll need something to kick start that energy!

Being recently ill, I realised just how much of an impact my diet was having on my health…. always feeling lethargic, tired & down right lazy! I blamed it on…. well, just being lazy 😳 …. but it isn’t always the case, sometimes you need to switch it up & take care of yourself! Even if it’s as simple as a little smoothie in the morning, it can make a whole world of difference! You don’t wanna be slouched on the sofa feeling frazzled by lunchtime when you’ve a family to take care of! So make it a point to give yourself a boost!

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These 5 smoothies are quick, tasty, family friendly and won’t break the bank!

Shake #1

Monkey Blueberry Chia Seed Shake -

A tasty shake using Monkey Butter 

Course Drinks
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1/2 a Banana add more if you like it thicker
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp  Monkey Butter  Optional
  • Half cup of milk
  • 2 Tsp of Chia Seeds.
  • 1 Tsp Honey (Optional.


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender & mix until smooth. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Monkey Butter is a flavorful addition to this shake! 

Shake #2

Strawberry Blueberry Banana Flax & Chia Shake -

Course Drinks
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1/2 a banana
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • Handful of Strawberries
  • 2 Tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Ground Flax Seed Whole also works
  • 1 Tsp Honey Optional
  • Half a cup of Cows Milk/Almond Milk


  1. Mix, enjoy!

Shake #3

Apple Chia Colon Clense Shake -

Course Drinks
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Tsp Honey for sweetness
  • 1 TBsp Chia seeds
  • 1 TBsp Ground flaxseeds ground is easier to digest than whole
  • 1 Cup Water/Coconut Water


  1. Blend all ingredients together except the chia.
  2. Pour contents of blender into a glass and stir in the chia.
  3. Leave it and keep stirring the drink now & then until the chia seeds have started expanding (approx. 5 minutes).

Shake #4

Avocado Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie -

Course Breakfast
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 medium ripe frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk more or less to desired consistency
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional, but recommended


  1. Add everything into a blender and blend on high for about 2 - 4 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed to reach your desired thickness.

Recipe Notes

Such a great way to sneak in the avocado, the chocolaty goodness hides it from even the picky kids 😉


Shake #5

Blue/Green Brain Food Smoothie -

Course Breakfast
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup of Kale or Spinach fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 Cup of Blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Low Fat Yogurt/Natural Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seed ground
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 Handfuls of ice or 1/2 cup of water Optional for desired consistency
  • 1 tsp Honey Optional


  1. Mix all in blender until desired consistency is reached, serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

This is a super smoothie for brain development for kids, the antioxidants really boost brain power & memory, great to keep them focused at school.


So there’s my top 5 smoothies to keep you energized, focused & full!
Let me know in the comments which smoothies you like to give your family? & don’t forget to share!!




  1. 28/10/2017 / 12:53 am

    Which is your favourite? I’m thinking about the avacado one. That sounds good.

    • admin
      02/11/2017 / 8:16 am

      Monkey blueberry is my favourite! Avocado is lovely too

  2. 27/10/2017 / 6:28 pm

    My favorite smoothies are the ones that include veggies, like the blueberry kale recipe. I also love adding avocado!

    -Fabi at Wonder Fabi

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