When the Christmas decorations are down, it’s grey outside and the thought of scoffing the last leftover chocolates still seems more appealing than munching on salad, it’s also time to think of the usual goals of getting healthier and fitter. For some (ahem, me) these resolutions might last all of two weeks. I can’t really get excited about a crunchy lettuce leaf when it’s cold outside and all my body craves is comfort food. So, I have to find a middle ground. Something that is good for my body and at the same time doesn’t make me feel deprived of comfort.

Last year I wrote a post on various juices, which you can find here. However, juice doesn’t feel like enough right now. I need more substance along with my nutrients. Enter the smoothies. Thicker than juice and packed with goodness, these are (nearly) like a full meal in a glass. I have put together 5 of my favourites and they’re all gluten and lactose-free, which should make them suitable for pretty much everybody. All ingredients are simply blended together and they only take a few minutes to make, so there’s no excuse! So, here we go with the recipes.


Carrot, Banana and Ginger

January Smoothies Post 2

1/2 cup carrot juice
1 banana
1 cup (250ml) almond milk
Small piece of ginger (grated or juiced)


Matcha Tea, Banana, Coconut and HoneyJanuary Smoothies Post 3

2 tsp Matcha tea, dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
1 banana
1 cup (250ml) almond milk
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
2 tsp honey


Avocado, Pineapple and HoneyJanuary Smoothies Post 4

1 avocado
100g pineapple
1 1/2 cups (375ml) almond milk
2 tsp honey


Spinach, Banana and PearJanuary Smoothies Post 5

2 cups of fresh spinach leaves
1 banana
2 medium pears
1 cup (250ml) Soya milk


Beetroot, Banana and HoneyJanuary Smoothies Post 1

2-3 small beetroots
1 banana
1 cup (250ml) soya milk
1 tbsp honey


I hope these provide you with some inspiration and that you give them a try. They won’t turn you (or me) into a superhuman overnight, but I guarantee they’re a step in the right direction to becoming a little healthier, even if it’s just for the next two weeks.


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By Carole Poirot on 21.01.20

Guest Contributor

One response to “Five Healthy Smoothie Recipes”

  1. carie says:

    some that i have tried and liked are

    250ml coconut milk
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    handful of strawberry’s
    and a splash of lime juice and blend

    1/2 cup mango
    1 banana frozen
    bunch of kale
    250ml apple juice
    small slice of lemon grass
    and blend

    1/2 cup raspberry’s
    1/2 cup blackberry’s
    1/2 cup blueberry’s
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    and 250ml coconut milk

    1 frozen banana
    250ml hazelnut milk
    tsp peanut butter
    small squirt chock shot
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt

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