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As the weather continues to warm up, that morning tea or coffee is becoming less necessary! Yes we know how much you ‘need’ your morning coffee, but how about if we could tell you of something that gave you the same energy booster, if not MORE of an energy booster AND that boosts your health and nutrition intake at the same time! Yep you guessed it, smoothies!

You’ve heard about them, you’ve seen them on instagram, you’ve gawked at them on pinterest, but what really is so great about them?

Depending on their contents, they can be a fantastic way to get an amazing source of nutrition packed into one small and surprisingly yummy drink!  Choose a healthy base such as coconut water, almond milk or even just water, choose your super charged vegetable such as kale or spinach, pick a yummy fruit, possibly a banana or some berries. Next job- supercharge it! With what we like to call super foods, such as protein, spirulina or acai berries. If it’s not sweet enough for you, you can add a natural sweetener such as honey or stevia.

But don’t let that recipe base stop you from putting more in your smoothies! Change it up a bit, use more fruit and vegetables, more super foods and well whatever you like, as long as it is clean!

Below are some fantastic recipes for super green smoothies that will give you an incredible energy kick!

Green Smoothie Recipes

These green smoothies are a great, healthy way to start your day off, without the caffeine. You can even add in your protein powder to your smoothie to give you an extra protein and energy boost after a workout.

Now if you’re anything like me, one smoothie a day just isn’t enough! Throughout the day, maybe when you are craving a soft drink, reach for the blender instead and make yourself a yummy fruit smoothie! You can always make it in the morning and take it in a jar for work if you’ll be in the office.

Mango and Mint Smoothie

Smoothie on the run

Or throw in whatever fruit you have in the fridge, using up your fruit stock and getting a yummy treat at the same time! So for a yummy snack that’s filled with nutrition, what are you waiting for? Grab that blender!

 

By Zoe Kirby

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