When short on most store cupboard items, create delicious and energising healthy smoothies from these healthy smoothie recipes.
Whizz together in a blender: 1 tin of Mangoes; 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter; 2 large tablespoons of Total Greek Yoghurt; 1 handful of Blueberries; 2 shakes of Cinnamon. For a runnier consistency: add 50 ml of Milk. Gulp!!!
When: this can be a healthy breakfast; a between-meal pick-me-up; or an extra injection of calories for those participating in sport and exercise. Those individuals participating in sport may require more calories than sedentary people, office workers or individuals who don’t take part in regular physical activity. When choosing whole, unprocessed, fresh food, it can be difficult to consume sufficient calories to meet the athletes required caloric intake. In this circumstance, smoothies can be an effective way to take in calories without feeling too full, too quickly.
For alternative smoothie recipes: switch Peanut butter to Almond butter; tinned Mangoes to Peaches or Apricots; and Cinnamon to Nutmeg; and vary the amount and variety of milk to alternate consistency and flavour (e.g. Almond milk, Coconut milk, Rice milk); and add honey or agave nectar for a sweeter taste.