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5 healthy smoothie recipes to start your day

By ImanRLA 10 Mar 2021

Using only 5 ingredients and a blender, you can begin your day with one of these 4 delicious, filling and nutritional smoothies!
(Recipes for 2 people)

1. Berries and Oats Smoothie

a berries smoothie
  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • ½ cup of vanilla yoghurt
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of orange juice

Key Ingredient: Berries are filled with folates and powerful antioxidants that promote healthy skin and hair, whilst lowering cholesterol by unclogging your arteries.

2. Banana and Chocolate Smoothie

a chocolate smoothie
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Key Ingredient: Rich in potassium and fibres, bananas play an essential role in lowering blood pressure and improving digestive health. They are also filled with tryptophan, a chemical known to help overcome depression.

3. Green Smoothie

a green smoothie
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 apples
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 kiwi (sliced)

Key Ingredient: Spinach is a major superfood which strengthens your bones, boosts your immune system by acting as a virus repellant, and provides the iron and antioxidants needed to combat both anaemia and diabetes.

4. Beetroot and Apple Smoothie

a red smoothie
  • 2 raw beets
  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup of spinach/kale
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger

Key Ingredient: Beetroots (beets) are bursting with vital nutrients, in particular high inorganic nitrates, that support you in maintaining a healthy heart and improving your athletic performance and brain function. 

A cup of ice cubes can be added to any of the above smoothies. You can also sprinkle a dash of cinnamon, honey or chia seeds for a bit of extra flavour. 

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