The great thing about smoothies is that you can use pretty much any fruit and veg combination with a whole host of other ingredients so you can get super creative depending on your nutritional needs!
A super tip is to freeze any leftover ingredients to prevent waste plus buying frozen ingredients sometimes works out much cheaper than fresh, so you can have all your ingredients ready to go and make your smoothies totally different from one day to the next!
Your liquid base is another important factor, there are so many choices now when it comes to plant based milk; oat, hazelnut, almond, coconut. Check out the Rude Health (via Holland & Barrett Buy One Get One Half Price offer!) guys who literally have every flavour under the sun!
Great to add into your weekly routine if you are rushed in the mornings and need something easy to take with you that ensures a simple way to get a variety of nutrients into your diet. It’s also ideal as a pre and post workout snack to fuel you up or if you are having one of those days and need a little pick me up!
Flavour wise sweetness levels can vary, so feel free to adapt any recipes depending on the freshness of the ingredients you are using on any given day. Honey or dates are a good option for extra sweetness.
It’s also super easy to sneak your greens into the blend, even if it’s sweet as the other flavours will mask the taste. You can add as much or as little fruit as you like; strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, whatever you have handy.
Let’s talk about Blenders!
They don’t come cheap but it’s usually a life long investment and you want to get a sturdy one if you are going to use it everyday! Vitamix, Magimix, Sage are all great brands to consider but if you are looking for something to ease you in then the Nutribullet could be a great alternative!
With all this above in mind we have gathered a list of delicious energy boosting smoothies ranging from green, fruity and more indulging blend combinations to inspire you to get blending!
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