10 smoothie recipes to kick-start your 2018 health goals

2018 health goals

Smoothies are a great way to start the day

January 2018 is well underway and a lot of us have started back at work, or will be in the next few weeks. Some of us may have set our goals for the year, some of us may just be starting to think about them. One of those goals may be healthy-living, or you may already have that nailed that one and so have picked another focus. Whatever it is, we thought we’d help you kick-start 2018 in the way you mean to go on, with some cracking (and very healthy) smoothie recipes. What a way to start your day! Yum.

 

Banana smoothie with almonds

½ medium banana

1 pitted date

½ cup of the milk of your choice

10 almonds

4 large ice cubes

 

Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

Berry and cashew nut smoothie

 ½ frozen banana

½ cup frozen or fresh blueberries

¼ cup cashews (natural) – soak these for 5 mins in hot water or overnight

200mls coconut water

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

 

Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with 6 blueberries and 6 cashew nuts.

 

Mango smoothie

 1 cup milk of your choice

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 cup spinach

½ mango (peeled and destoned)

1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter

2 tablespoons natural yoghurt

6 ice cubes

 

Blend until smooth.

 

Nut butter and raspberry smoothie

1 cup frozen raspberries

½ frozen banana

1 tablespoon of your favourite nut butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

½ lemon (juiced)

1 sprig of mint

1 cup coconut water

 

Green smoothie

1 cup of milk of your choice

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

Pinch ground cinnamon

1 medjool date (stone removed)

1 small banana

handful of kale or spinach

1 tablespoon of nut butter of choice

 

Sunshine smoothie

500ml carrot juice (chilled)

200g pineapple

2 bananas

Small piece of ginger (peeled)

20g cashew nuts

Juice 1 lime

 

Turmeric smoothie bowl

10cms fresh turmeric root (grated) or 2 teaspoons ground turmeric

3 tablespoons coconut yoghurt or coconut cream

50g rolled oats

1 tablespoon of cashew butter or 1 handful of cashew nuts

2 bananas

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon of chia seeds or chopped nuts to serve

 

Place all ingredients in a blender with 600ml of water. Blend until smooth. Serve in a bowl with chia seeds or nuts sprinkled over the top.

 

Kale and avocado smoothie

½ avocado

1 cup spinach

1 cup kale

50g pineapple chunks

10cm cucumber, roughly chopped

300ml coconut water

 

Avocado and strawberry smoothie

½ avocado

150g strawberry

4 tablespoon natural yoghurt

200ml milk of your choice

lemon or lime juice to taste

1 teaspoon honey

 

Minty pineapple smoothie

200g pineapple chunks

2-4 mint leaves

1 cup spinach

25g oats

2 tablespoons linseed

1 handful natural cashews

Fresh lime juice to taste

 

Place all ingredients in a blender with 200mls water. If too thick add more water (up to 400mls) until you get the desired consistency.

 

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