The weekend’s here (well Friday morning is practically the weekend, isn’t it?) so how about a tasty – and healthy – breakfast to kick off the two-day break?
Smoothies offer loads of health benefits, giving you an often much-needed vitamin and mineral boost. A really easy way to get the right nutrients, fruit smoothies are so easy to make, simple to store and quick to drink too! You can even take them with you for an on-the-go energy boost following your Saturday or Sunday morning gym workout.
To help you add a little more variety to your diet then, we’re bringing you three fruit smoothie recipes we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy. Now all that’s left to do is to head down to the fruit and veg aisle of the supermarket and stock up. Read on…
Strawberry & Banana Surprise
What’s the surprise? We’ll tell you: it’s that this healthy breakfast is tasty. Really tasty. And here’s how to make it:
- Add a medium-sized banana, chopped up into rough pieces into a blender
- Pour in 125ml of semi skimmed or skimmed milk (whichever you prefer)
- Add a handful of chopped strawberries
- Finish by pouring in a teaspoon of honey – and blitz!
- Serve and enjoy
Prefer your smoothies to pack even more of a nutritional punch? This kiwi and cucumber drink (with added broccoli) will give you a burst of energy before you begin your day. Here’s what to do:
- Add around 8 ounces of filtered water to a blender
- Now place two chopped kiwi fruit, a frozen banana (peeled and sliced), 300g frozen broccoli and two small cucumbers in with the water
- Blend for around 30 seconds until you have a smooth and creamy drink – et voila!
Super Berry Smoothie
A variation of a recipe we spotted on the BBC Good Food site, this berry smoothie is packed with nutrients. Why not make it well ahead of time, ready to grab on the way out of the door mid-week? Instead, enjoy it at a time of your choosing during the weekend.
Here’s how to make this tasty yet healthy treat:
- Add a 400-450g bag of frozen berries to a blender, along with a 450g pot of low fat strawberry yoghurt and 125ml of semi-skimmed or skimmed milk. Whizz everything together until smooth
- Weigh out 25g porridge oats and stir those in, along with around a teaspoon of honey
- If you’ve got the time, garnish (as seen in the image above) with a piece of kiwi and a touch of apple
Time-saving tip: Why not make five smoothies in one go? That way you’ll have one for every day of the working week too – result!
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