Smoothies

Green Smoothie - Simple Goodness

Ingredients

  • a handful of spinach
  • frozen or fresh pineapple or frozen berries about 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 dates  to sweeten (optional)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened greek yoghurt (optional)
  • Add almond milk - about 1 cup or any milk of your choice, water or cold green tea
  • 1 teaspoon of almond pulp (left over from making almond milk) - optional

Blend till smoothie, tastes so good !

 

Tip

If almond milk is not in the budget, make up a jug or jar of green tea and keep in the fridge, a great way to give your smoothies a nourishment boost !

Enjoy :)

Post work out Smoothie to jump start recovery

Post workout smoothie ! 

Smoothies are an excellent go-to food to replenish the body after a tough workout. 

High in protein and healthy fat (use a natural peanut butter, that contains no additives) this hunger curbing recipe makes for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or after-workout boost.

If you are dairy free just swap out the milk and yoghurt for a non dairy alternative. Try other nut butters such as cashew butter (my favourite). You can add ice, to make a cooler, thicker smoothie. 

 

Nourish Perks

Banana - adds additional fiber, as well as potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6

Yogurt - adds probiotics, which promotes healthy digestion because of the flora that it encourages in the digestive track and provides calcium and extra protein.

Cinnamon - helps control blood sugar and stimulates brain activity

Honey -  high in antioxidants and immune boosting compounds

Peanut butter - Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese. There’s also a decent amount of Vitamin B5, Iron, Potassium, Zinc and Selenium in peanut butter.