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July 2019

I love a good smoothie…

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I love a good smoothie!!  Such a geek but I really do.  Not only are they a great way of grabbing a healthy, nutritious breakfast on the go, but they’re also a brilliant pre or post run or workout snack.

Now…there are a few simple rules to think of when creating your own smoothie and they are:

  • Choose a Base – options can include – almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, water
  • Pick 1 or 2 different fruits – these can be any but popular ones include frozen berries, pear, plum, apple, strawberry, banana, blueberry, blackberry
  • Pick a protein/healthy fat – eg. – protein powder, chia seeds, cashew nuts, nut butter, 100g yoghurt, pumpkin seeds

A few months back I asked you for your favourite recipes for a blog and I’ve finally had some spare time to actually write them up for you to try.  I’ll start with my top ones and then list the ones you shared…:

  • Summer Fruits:
    • 100ml Almond Milk, handful frozen mixed summer fruit, 1 banana, ½ scoop vanilla protein powder, dash of honey
  • Raspberry Oats:
    • Handful of oats, handful of raspberries, 1 banana, 1 tbsp honey, 100ml Greek yoghurt, 100ml oat milk
  • Strawberry Milkshake
    • 150ml coconut milk, decent handful of frozen strawberries, 1 banana, ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Fats Me Up Smoothie (Joe Wicks)
    • Juice of 2 limes, 200ml almond milk, handful blackberries, handful blueberries, ½ avocado (roughly chopped or I cheat and use frozen), 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt, 1 tbsp honey, ½ scoop vanilla protein powder

Now for the ones you shared with me:

  • Mixed Fruit
    • Handful of frozen raspberries, strawberries & blueberries, 1 banana, 100ml milk
  • Peanut Butter Surprise
    • 150ml milk, handful of frozen mixed berries, 1 banana, handful of spinach, 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • Weetabix Smoothie
    • 1 Weetabix, 100ml milk, 1 banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • Green Goodness
    • 1 apple (chopped), handful frozen pineapple, 1-2 inches of cucumber, ½ avocado, handful of spinach, juice of 1 lime, 100ml coconut water

 

There are so many different concoctions available!  Are there any of your favourites that I’ve missed?  Please let me know and I’ll update the blog