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Three amazingly healthy smoothie recipes

Jack Frost is about to take another nip at your heels and the best way to fend off the winter sniffles is to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. That’s easier said than done! It’s tough to find the time each day to cook veggies or eat fruit. That’s where the smoothie comes in; a delicious and nutritious way to get all your daily vitamins and minerals. Here are some easy and delicious breakfast smoothie recipes to help you start your day.

Strawberries and yogurt

  • 4 cups ripe strawberries
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Rinse strawberries and pop them into the blender. Use organic strawberries where possible as non-organic strawberries can contain pesticide residue. Opt for probiotic yogurt as this adds essential, good bacteria to your diet. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blender for 30 seconds.

Green smoothie

Kale and spinach are superfoods packed with vitamins and minerals essential to good health. Only trouble is; you hardly ever eat either of these! Now you can get handfuls of healthy greens in a delicious smoothie without even tasting them.

  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 2 handfuls of kale or spinach
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Use soya or almond milk in this recipe if you don’t like dairy. Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon for added flavor (it also helps to speed up your metabolism). Wash the veggies well to ensure that they are clean and then place everything in the blender for about 30 seconds.

**Brain booster **

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Use organic fresh apple juice if possible and you can use frozen blueberries and raspberries if berries are not in season. Soak your walnuts prior to blending if you have the time. Place ingredients in your blender and blend for 50 seconds until smooth.

With all the recipes, you can add sugar or honey to taste.

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