Many of us make New Year’s resolutions and more often than not we don’t stick to them, but we’re here to help you try. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring – there are lots of tasty, awesome things to keep you distracted from those naughty but nice treats. One thing I always vow, other than eating healthier, is to eat more fruit and veg and this post can help you do both.
Smoothies are great, they are full of fruit and dairy which is good for you but unfortunately many of them have hidden nasties – the main one being sugar. In the papers last week it was revealed that one small bottle of one of the most well-known smoothie brands contains up to seven teaspoons of sugar, which is ludicrous!
Making smoothies is quick and simple. You can get a decent blender or smoothie maker for around £20-£25, I use the Kenwood Smoothie 2Go maker as it creates almost no washing up and has handy to go cups.
This recipe is really adaptable to use whatever fruit you have. Here’s an example though (adapt to size of your blender cup):
- 1 banana
- 2 kiwis
- a handful of blueberries
- 150-200g fat-free natural yoghurt
- 100-200ml orange juice (no added sugar)
- 2 teaspoons Truvia (I like this sweetener as it really sweet and doesn’t have a chemical taste) or other calorie-free sweetener
You can switch it up and use pineapple or mango with some pineapple & coconut juice or tropical juice. Or you could use a double portion of strawberries and apple juice.
Experiment to your heart’s content my friends!