Smoothies

When making your smoothies it is really nice to be able to make them with frozen fruit as this has a higher nutrient content and can be used in place of ice.  

You can also add frozen vegetables or if you have not got anything frozen by all means anything nutritious in your fridge.  

The frozen fruit and vegetables boosts flavour and it is less likely to dilute the smoothie.  

I personally make my own nut milks which is super easy but more on that in a later blog post.  

In the meantime use any kind of milk you prefer.  I use my Vitamix to do smoothies, I basically could not be without my Vitamix, I have had one for years and is an essential part of my kitchen life.

Coconut water is also a great alternative.

Variations

To have a lovely thick, creamy rich smoothie adding bananas or avocado will give a thicker consistency.  

Soaked Chia seeds are another great alternative, not only are they healthy and so nutritious they add the thickening benefit. 

Depending on which flavour you want for the day I feel it is always nutritionally better to have more vegetables than fruit merely for the sugar content of fruit.  

Making smoothies is a personal choice and such a fun way of adding those extra vegetables in especially for children who are not keen on seeing greens on their plate.  A wonderful and slightly sneaky way of including these vital nutrients into their diet.  

Once you have the base of the smoothie you can virtually add anything you desire in.  

Depending on my needs of the day I add in a multitude of adaptogens which vary from maca, goji berry powder, ashwaganda the list is endless.

I do not have smoothies that often but when I do, I love to really pile in as much goodness into that 1 cup and I feel really set for my morning.  

ENJOY

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Author: Saskia Loorea

I help people to Look Younger, Feel Younger, Have More Energy. In a genuine and holistic way, through my 7 days of Principle. I have successfully worked as a Holistic Health Coach, Yoga instructor and a fashion consultant for the last 20 years with a longstanding clientele, not necessarily relying on my advice but appreciating my advice.

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