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    Five Healthy Smoothie Recipes

    Thicker than juice and packed with goodness, these smoothies are (nearly) like a full meal in a glass

    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

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

     

    Carrot smoothie

    Matcha Tea, Banana, Coconut and Honey

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

     

    Matcha tea smoothie

    Avocado, Pineapple and Honey

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

     

    Avocado smoothie

    Spinach, Banana and Pear

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

     

    Spinach smoothie

    Beetroot, Banana and Honey

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

     

    Beetroot smoothie

    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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