Super Summer Smoothies
Whether you’ve overindulged in booze or food, been burning the candle at both ends of the day, a smoothie can help aid your recovery. With your chosen ingredients they can cleanse, boost your immune system and be made in less than 10 minutes!
A smoothie needs to look colourful & taste good! Ideally drink as soon as it’s made to maximise on the nutrients but if you’re heading out for the day to work or an outing with the family just put in a jam jar in a cool box & remember to shake it up before drinking.
Many fruit & veg have a concentration of nutrients in their skin so where possible include the skins – apples, pears, carrots for example
- 10 strawberries
- 120g natural yoghurt
- 1 banana
- 1tsp runny honey
- 235ml Milk
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 Large Kiwi
- 50g Spinach
- ½ Small Avocado
- 96g mixed berries – fresh or frozen
- 1 Banana
- 230ml Almond Milk
- 60ml Orange Juice
- 1 tsp Runny honey (optional)
Create a detox smoothie
Go for what is in season!
Spinach: Loaded with iron this leafy green veg is an immune boosting cleansing champion. With a mild taste spinach is a good choice for an introductory green smoothie
Beetroot Rich in iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C & fibre. Grate raw beetroot to add if using a conventional blenders
Apples: Pectin in apples is great for digestive health.
Strawberries: Strawberries are relatively low in sugar, although they’ll add a touch of sweetness while still providing tons of goodness to aid digestion and detox. Add them in fresh or frozen.
Pineapple: contains the enzyme called Bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Use pineapple fresh or frozen.
Lemon: Low in sugar and full of nutrients, lemons are detox divas. Lemons provide stacks of antioxidant vitamin C, antibiotic phytonutrients, and B vitamins. Lemon zest is rich in antioxidants, so throw some into your shakes for an additional boost of flavour
Try something a little more adventurous…
Here are some basic steps for creating your own spectacular smoothies. Feel free to swap out, or add in, any other ingredients you like then blend and enjoy!
Choose a base liquid
water, coconut water, unsweetened almond milk or fruit juice
Choose your base ingredients: Add 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruits or veggies, like apple, orange, kiwi, melon, berries, beets, cucumber, pineapple, mango, or peaches.
Add some creaminess
Banana, avocado, unsweetened natural yogurts, blanched almonds, or oats
Add some greens
add 1 to 2 cups of spinach, lettuce or mixed salad leaves, 1 cup kale or chard
Boost the nutrients
Seeds, nuts & herbs