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HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY SMOOTHIE



I often get asked what I put in my smoothie.

A smoothie can be a great start to the day  but if you are not making the right choices then a healthy drink can turn into an unhealthy drink.

Are you creating a sugar bomb?

You should aim for 70/30 ratio of green vegetables to fruit or even better, 80/20.

I have also been asked what is best to put into a smoothie to give us energy.  When I say healthy fats I get a surprised look as people often think it would be fruit.  Fruit will give you a quick energy lift but adding some healthy fats will prolong that energy for longer.  It will also slow down the absorption of the sugar within the smoothie keeping our blood sugar levels balanced.  And is great for the skin.

BENEFITS of a Green Smoothie

  1.  Extra vitamins and minerals.
  2. Extra fibre using all the fruit rather and juicing.
  3. Great way of packing in some extra vegetables and fruit.
  4. Quick all in one meal.
  5. Low in calories.
  6. Energy provider.

GREEN SMOOTHIE

1/2 banana plus 1 portion of another fruit e.g some pineapple chunks, apple, mango, pineapple, pears

4 handfuls of green vegetables e.g. spinach, kale, broccoli

Some cucumber

1 tbsp ground seed mix or spoonful of avocado for healthy fats

Almond/Coconut Milk  and Water

Spoonful of Greek Yoghurt (optional)

Optional handful of oats can be used for extra fibre to keep you fuller for longer.

Optional greens drink and protein shake

And enjoy!