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Smoothies are a great, easy way to boost energy levels, as well as assisting with essential consumption of vitamins and minerals. By blending together an array of fruit, protein and fats, you can create delicious combinations to be enjoyed at any time of the day. However, not all smoothies are created equally, and some can leave you feeling peckish way before lunchtime hits. By adding certain ingredients, you can maximise the benefits of choosing a smoothie.
Here are our top 4 blends that will offer your body much-need nutrients, as well as being filling enough to keep the hunger pangs at bay.
This simple smoothie is creamy, chocolatey and packed with energy-inducing protein.
1 large banana
1 tbsp of sugar-free peanut butter
2 cups of almond milk
1 tbsp (5g) cacao - cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
Stoked for oats
This blend is perfect for making you feel fuller for longer, adding much needed fibre to your diet.
½ cup of organic, milled oats
2 tbsps of almond butter
½ cup of water
1 cup of full fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp of honey to add sweetness
Pack a punch
Feel the gains with this protein rich combo that is perfect post-workout.
2 tbsps Greek yogurt, full fat
½ cup of coconut milk
1 tbsp of ground flax seeds
You are my sunshine
Beat the blues with the amazing properties of vitamin C and B in this deliciously fruity mix.
½ cup of mango
½ cup of fresh orange juice
1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (Pepita seeds)
We all need a bit of “roughage” in our diet to keep things ticking over.
1 small apple sliced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp almond butter
1 cup of coconut cream