SMOOTHIES FOR SUMMER
Smoothies are a great way to boost your intake of nutritious fresh fruit, milk, protein, immune boosting yoghurt and other nourishing ingredients, and perfect for hot weather when you want to feel lighter and more energised. Wake up to one, try them as a dessert or as meal replacement during the day if you plan to have your main meal meal in the evening. The following recipes are quick and easy - simply whizz up the ingredients in a blender and serve two.
Thick, nourishing yet zingy, this is perfect for when you’re hungry, flagging and need a real shot of energy first thing or mid afternoon.
1 banana sliced
6oz vanilla yoghurt
1 tbsp honey
1tsp freshly grated ginger
ALL-DAY MANGO ENERGIZER
Just the thing when you have a long day ahead of you, this is a slow-releasing energy booster with complex carbs to keep you focused for longer.
Handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
4oz apple juice
1 tbsp muesli
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
The ultimate refreshing fruit boost with a hint of peach. Try experimenting with in-season fruits you enjoy the most.
3 large tbsp of plain yoghurt
1 medium peach
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
Super tasty and healthy, this is great before a workout because it wakes you up without weighing you down.
2 slices of melon
Handful of fresh mint
1/2 a small bag of spinach
1/2 a mango
4oz apple juice
2 tbsp. of plain yoghurt
COCONUT, CHOCOLATE AND BANANA SMOOTHIE
If you are anything like me I love chocolate and banana together. With the added ingredient of coconut I have all my taste buds satisfied.
250 mls of Coconut Milk
1 heaped tsp Cocoa Powder
1 heaped tbsp oats
1-2 drops of Vanilla Extract (optional but adds a little more flavour)
Put everything into a blende and blitz until smooth.
BERRY ANTIOXIDANT SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup Berries (I prefer Raspberries but you can used mixed Berries) Frozen are good as it makes the smoothies cold.
3 rings of pineapple
1 cup milk
2-3 tbsp. natural Yoghurt
Handful of Strawberry Crunch (Optional but I prefer the texture)
Mix all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes. Healthy, tasty, nutritious breakfast.
THE GREEN RAW ENERGY BOOSTER SMOOTHIE
Today's smoothie recipe is one on Mark's favourite. He has asked me to add it into the smoothie portfolio so here it is. Enjoy.
One large banana, half a ripe avocado and a small amount of almond, soy or coconut milk whizzed up in the food processor sometimes with a few ice cubes. This Rich coloured Green Smoothie makes a delicious raw energy breakfast or healthy snack.