- Tip- If you like thicker smoothies, then add a teaspoon of peanut butter to the mix. It is full of protein and energy, and will taste amazing.
This one is for when you are craving a holiday flavour to start your day. The pineapple and mango pieces can often be bought frozen, but if not- then tinned is fine. Also think about swapping in peaches for a change.
- Tip- Use frozen fruit as they are usually better priced and will keep for longer than fresh fruit, but still just as nutritionally good.
For when you have a sweet tooth, or needing a vitamin booster, getting some berries in the mix is ideal. There are usually some type of berry in season throughout the year, so either opt for what is fresh, or go to the frozen isle and pick out your favourites.
- Tip- Smoothies don't have to use milk, so instead, opt for a fruit juice for a change.
- Tip- try adding a flax seed supplement for an Omega 3,6,9 boost that's great for your joints and flexibility.
For when you are in training mode, getting enough protein is important to repair your muscles. Milk and its equivalents are a great form of protein, but you can always supplement these with adding a protein powder. Check with your local health food store or online for advice on what would suit you.
- Tip- swap cows milk for soya or rice milk for vegetable based proteins.