Sunday night smoothie bags

Smoothies are great as a speedy breakfast or post workout snack - you can sneak in a couple of portions of fruit, a handful of veg, some heathy fats and an antioxidant rich spice like turmeric or cinnamon. Despite being easy to throw in the blender, some mornings you don't have time to chop fruit or find the … Continue reading Sunday night smoothie bags

Avocado energiser smoothie

Mornings have been made faster thanks to the arrival of the NutriBullet and I admit, I'm addicted to trying out new smoothie combinations. This week I'm experimenting with plant based proteins - hello avocado energiser! This smoothie has a super creamy texture from the avocado - yes it's higher in fat but the combination of fats, protein and … Continue reading Avocado energiser smoothie

Choco-berry power smoothie

This smoothie is a great speedy breakfast or filling snack. It's rich in protein (which helps you stay fuller longer), plus it packs 3 servings of antioxidant rich fruit and veggies. Prunes might not be your usual smoothie partner, but they provide a burst of natural energy, plus they're a secret bone builder - in one study from Florida … Continue reading Choco-berry power smoothie

Banana Almond Spinach Smoothie

Smoothies are great breakfasts when you're short of time, or like me this morning, when you realise you've run out of oats and bread, but what do you have is fruit and yoghurt. Adding a couple of handfuls of greens to a fruit smoothie is a handy way to boost your vegetable intake - you  won’t notice any change in … Continue reading Banana Almond Spinach Smoothie

Choose a resolution you can stick with

There's something about the new year which inspires a feeling of wiping the slate clean and committing to new goals, and January is a great time to bring some healthy new habits into your life. Rather than jump into anything extreme (I'm talking about resolutions along the lines of  'I'm-never-going-to-touch-a-drop-of-xyz-again-so-help-me-god') why not commit to something which you … Continue reading Choose a resolution you can stick with

Add greens to your smoothie

Vegetables are good. Period. However, it’s the green leafy sort that appear to be particularly beneficial. In one 2010 study, researchers from Leicester University concluded that ~100 grams a day could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 14 per cent. Leafy greens have also been associated with protection against various cancers … Continue reading Add greens to your smoothie