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My Go To Smoothies

Since receiving the Nutribullet at Christmas, I have never been so excited to try out as many smoothies as possible (sad, but true!).

So over 5 months later, I have come to realise there are three key recipes I always reach for.

Protein Banana Milkshake

Zanna Van Dijk inspired my favourite recipe after watching one of her YouTube videos. Since then I constantly have to make it. My Mum often asks me to make her one they are that delicious!

It is so easy to make and requires very few ingredients. Honestly, if you are a fan of banana milkshakes, then you need to try this recipe! Ditch the shop bought, sugar laden milkshakes, and instead go for a fresh, delicious and filling protein shake! I enjoy this for breakfast, or as a post-workout protein refuel.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Scoop vanilla protein powder (or any flavour to your fancy)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Almond milk

Simply place all ingredients into your blender and enjoy!

Blueberry and Banana Protein Shake

My second ‘go to’ recipe I found in Joe Wicks, aka, The Body Coach’s ‘Lean in 15’ book. This is a refreshing and vitamin packed smoothie, which I also enjoy as a post-workout refuel.

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Ingredients:

  • 75g rolled oats
  • Large handful of blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 250ml coconut water

Again, simply place all ingredients into your blender and enjoy!

Skin Saver Juice

My final smoothie is a lot different to my previous two. This one I found in Madeline Shaw’s ‘Get the Glow’ book. I personally really like it, although it does resemble the look of slime (ew!) But do not let this put you off.

 

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If you want a health kick and need to get more greens into your diet then I highly recommend this. Although it is called the ‘Skin Saver’, I do not have this for my skin (although I am sure it benefits it in many ways). I have it as a way to wake me up, as well as an easy way to get fruit and veg into my diet!

It has a tangy, tantalising taste that definitely perks me up and makes me want to carry on the day eating good, nutritious food.

I tend to have this either at the beginning of the day, or after work if I have not eaten my greens! Let’s face it; we can’t always fit them into the day as much as we may like to think we can!

Ingredients:

  • 7 celery sticks – I personally only use 4-5 as I find 7 a bit too much
  • 1 apple (cored)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • 1 handful parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime

If you have a juicer then this is all you need, but to make it in a Nutribullet or something similar then I add around 200ml of water (however much you want for your preferred consistency).

Simply mix all ingredients together!

These are also all great smoothies to take to work and keep in the fridge as a post-lunch snack, and as a way to keep you away from the dreaded biscuit tin and keep those sweet cravings at bay!

So that’s it… my top 3 smoothies!

Do you have any recipes you’d like to share? I’d love to try some more! Let me know in the comments below!

Lots of Love,

Lyds x

 

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