Now Spring is well and truly here, it’s time to indulge in some health boosting fruit packed smoothies.
Perfect if you’re bored of wintry porridge and cereals, a quick pick-me-up smoothie can cram in a handful of your five a day before you’ve even reached the office.
So without further a do, and with my new retro-styled Breville blender to hand, I’ll be making and sharing delicious yet healthy smoothie recipes for you to try out.
Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Shake
The first in line to kick off my recipe marathon is a fail-safe colour sensation with simple ingredients that don’t involve spending a shed load of cash on exotic fruits only available in Waitrose.
But don’t be fooled – although this thick, pink shake may only require a few bits and pieces from your fruit bowl and fridge, it’s fruity, filling contents will keep hunger at bay and your tastebuds tingling.
I usually make one of these fruity numbers before work and find it actually keeps me fuller than sugar crammed cereals and my favourite golden syrup porridge.
1 x cup of milk
5 x large strawberries
2 x banana
Little squeeze of honey
1 x tablespoon of rolled oats
Makes two smoothies
§ According to the BBC eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange.
§ The heart shaped berries have high levels of antioxidants – polyphenols – and are both sodium and fat-free. That’s a win right there.
Stay tuned for more smoothie recipes coming up. And if you try this out - let me know what you think :)