Super smoothie recipe

Super smoothie recipe

SMOOTHIES ARE IDEAL FOR BUSY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO EAT EASY, DELICIOUS, HEALTHY FOOD. IN THE SPIRIT OF CELEBRATING THOSE HARDWORKING FOLK, HERE IS A DELICIOUS SUPER-SMOOTHIE RECIPE, CHOCK FULL OF NUTRIENTS TO POWER YOU THROUGH YOUR DAY.

No matter what your health goals are, you can’t go wrong with a super-smoothie. By drinking one, you are introducing vital nutrients and antioxidants in an easy-to-digest form. You are literally revitalising your body cells. Improved skin and hair quality, more energy and  better sleep are just a short blitz away. 

WHAT MAKES A SMOOTHIE ‘SUPER’?

All smoothies are delicious but some are overloaded with sugary ingredients that will spike your insulin  levels. And as you know, keeping your blood sugar levels steady is a key component of warding off various diseases.

Our super smoothie recipe contains a healthy fruit/protein balance to make a filling breakfast which will keep you going until lunchtime. Moreover, it’s brimming with nutrients, easy to make and affordable. You’ll probably love it so much you’ll whip up another one for the afternoon!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

(an easy way to get plant-based protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3s into your diet. They also have tons of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants).

  • 1 handful spinach

( I’m sure you know it’s full of iron, vitamins and antioxidants. But did you realise it also contains more calcium that dairy?)

  • 1 heaped Tbsp almond butter

(loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals and a dose of protein for extra fullness)

  • 1 frozen banana

(No decent smoothie should be without bananas. They contain high amounts of B6 and B12 as well as magnesium and potassium)

  • ½ cup of frozen mango

(mangos are so tasty people forget they are also packed with nutrients. High levels of antioxidants protect against carcinogens while fibre, vitamins A, C, E and pectic help keep your body and immune system strong.

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

(while it doesn’t contain as much protein as standard milk, dairy-free almond milk doesn’t inhibit iron absorption, and is also darn tasty!)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place everything into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add more almond milk to thin.

 


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.

Comments

Frank H.
11 March 2016

Frank H.

I love a good smoothie in the morning but often don't feel like I'm getting enough nutrients from mine as they're missing all the added extras (spinach etc). Always worried they'll taste a bit strange but I'll give this one a try.

Emma C.
3 March 2016

Emma C.

Anything with vanilla almond milk and mango in is bound to be delicious. Chia seeds are a great idea too. Do you have to grind them down first?

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