Smoothies have been a quick nutrition fix for centuries, long before they became fashionable. They are a quick way to Hussle vitamin fuelled meals that you can prep.
Here are 5 ideas with easy ingredients and controlled sugar. And a choice of colours!
Mix up half an avocado, a couple of handfuls of kale, a generous splash of lime juice, a small piece of ginger and a few pineapple chunks. A banana is an optional extra.
Blend 2 medium carrots and some water until smooth. Throw in a banana, ½ tablespoon ginger (grated from fresh if you can), ¼ teaspoon turmeric and a splash of lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Some almond milk is an optional extra.
Raw beetroot works, but cooked will be smoother. 2 beetroots (peeled and chopped), 1 chopped apple, a few blueberries, a tablespoon of ginger and some water. Blend it all up for a low calorie nutritious treat. Don’t spill it on anything white!
This Indian classic needs a small pack of chopped and skinned mango, a 125ml tub of plain whole yogurt, five ice cubes and a pinch of cardamom. Blend it up, thin with water or milk if too thick, flavour with lime juice or a little sugar.
Make friends with your protein powder by adding it to a cored and sliced apple, a handful of spinach, 50g of oats, a few almonds and milk or yogurt. Blend and flavour with cinnamon
Remember that the recommended smoothie portion size is 150ml, which is only a small glass. It is quite easy to throw in a lot more fruit than you would eat ‘whole’ so watch the sugar. Leftovers can go in the fridge or freezer, so no waste. Grab a cheap blender and experiment!
Curious how people centuries ago made smoothies if they didn't have blenders.....
The apple protein smoothie is delicious. But then so is anything with apple and cinnamon. no way would I just make 150ml though - mine are always supersize!
I really didn't know you could use raw carrots in a smoothie. Really? Would you need a super-powered blender to do this? If so, great, as I always have carrots in!
I am just glad I have found something to use up the masses of cooked beetroot I have got in the fridge. Sounds unusual, but I am going to give it a go.
I'm giggling at the warning about not spilling the beetroot shake. Quite right, though - it NEVER comes out!