When we think of smoothie’s we don’t often think of the middle of winter. There’s something about smoothies that makes me think of those Instagram stars sipping some fruity concoction out of a coconut. But, summer bodies are made in Winter and the extra fruit kick can help you overcome those Winter illnesses…
I’ve been making my own smoothies for a few months now as they are a great way of ensuring I get my five a day. Plus, they make a great snack to bring to the library when I know I have a long work session. I’ve been adding some Baobab powder mix* into my smoothies of late which gives them an extra Vitamin C and energy boost. Here’s some of my favourite combinations!
Morning Smoothie: Kiwi, Spinach, Lime and Water. This smoothie is my favourite green smoothie to make in time for my 9am lectures. I add two kiwi’s, a handful of spinach, half a lime’s worth of juice and a small teaspoon of baobab powder. The lime juice gives it a strong citrus-y kick that really wakes me up in the morning. You can hardly taste the spinach in it so don’t let that put you off. I got this combination from a site online which says the combo helps keep your skin clear!
Afternoon Tropical Snack: Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Water. I’m a huge fan of exotic fruits with Mango being my absolute fav fruit. This combination is super sweet and very filling. I would recommend this one for people who are put off by the idea of green smoothies that have Kale or Spinach in them!
Evening Berry Blitz: Blueberries, Banana and Water. I take this combination after my dinner because berries are super high in anti-oxidants. Moreover, the banana is super filling meaning that it acts as a kind of liquid dessert. Although a much healthier one than having a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s after dinner!
I was really happy to receive a small pouch of Baobab Powder from PandaVita* to try in combination with my smoothies. I’ve been reading up on the health benefits of the powder and it’s a great superfood! I think the powder just consolidates all the goodness that’s in the smoothies and adds a little extra to it that wouldn’t be there otherwise! You can use my code AJ15 to save 15% off any orders! I always add either a) water or b) coconut water to my smoothie’s instead of fruit juice. Fruit juice is usually packed with unhealthy additives and extra sugar that you really don’t need – so try to avoid it!
What smoothie combinations do you guys like to try out? Let me know in the comments!