Three smoothie recipes for singers

Smoothies are fantastic drinks for the singer: filling, hydrating, easy to absorb, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Another benefit, they are easily portable, which makes them ideal healthy food options when gigging, on the road or doing a long recording session.

If you are pressed for time, you can buy your own smoothies, however, watch out for those made with mucus-thickening dairy or unnecessary sugar.

Here are three non-dairy smoothie recipes created especially for singers.

Throat soother smoothie or hot drink

Throat soother

This recipe is a version of “Golden Milk” made with super healthy turmeric, warming spices of ginger, cinnamon and black pepper and soothing honey.

Ingredients

1 cup/250 ml non-dairy milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp grated fresh ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
1/8tsp black pepper
1 tbsp honey

Instructions

In a small saucepan and heat all ingredients except honey while stirring until spices are completely dissolved. Take off the heat and stir in the honey. Either pour into a mug and drink straight away, serve over ice or blend with ½ cup ice for a cold smoothie.


Hydrating green smoothie

Hydrating green smoothie

Tart and a little sweet, this bright green smoothie is ideal for when you feel dehydrated. Coconut water is the secret ingredient here with its naturally occurring electrolytes and trace minerals.

Ingredients

1 Kiwi fruit, peeled
½ green apple
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup / 250 ml coconut water
¼ of one cucumber
½ cup frozen green grapes

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for up to one minute, until completely smooth.


The Elvis smoothie

The Elvis

Banana and peanut butter was Elvis’ all-time favourite combination. I’ve added a little dark chocolate into the mix as bananas and chocolate are a well-known anxiety busting duo. Drink this before a performance to help ward off stage fright.

Ingredients

½ frozen banana
1 heaped tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 cup/250ml unsweetened almond milk
2 squares of good quality dark chocolate
A couple of ice cubes

Instructions

Place everything in a blender and blend just until the chocolate is all evenly broken up into tiny pieces.

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Becky Gilhespie is an American vocal coach and food writer based in Sydney, Australia. Becky trained her own voice and taught singing in London for 10 years, before relocating to Australia in 2015. It was while living in London that her passion for food was ignited and she reached the semi-finals of Masterchef. Becky has never desired to take up cooking full time because she loves her job working in music so much. She enjoys helping students overcome barriers to their singing, and teaching them about the importance of having a solid technique and a healthy mindset.