We love sneaking extra veggies into smoothies! It's an easy way to increase your fibre, vitamin and mineral intake. Just make sure you're making smoothies and not juices, as this strips away all the gut-friendly and satisfying fibre!
250ml milk of choice*
100g plain Greek yoghurt
1/2 medium zucchini (frozen) ~80g
Large handful of baby spinach leaves (frozen works well)
Carbohydrate additions. Pick one:
1 medium banana (frozen)
150g frozen mango
150g frozen pineapple
40g rolled oats or natural muesli (blitz or sprinkle on top)
Each contains 20g of carbohydrate
½ cup frozen berries
1 shot of coffee
Coconut essence or use coconut milk as your base (just ensure it's calcium fortified)
Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, mint, basil, coriander, ginger, lime...
Top up with cold water and ice as required
Throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth. Drink immediately
NUTRITION Per Serve (based on skim milk, banana and berries)
1500kJ (357kcal), 21g protein, 5g fat (2.6g saturated fat), 50g carbohydrate, 6g fibre, 198mg sodium
Fruit: 1.5 serves Vegetable: 1 serve
If you need the extra energy, add other ingredients such as:
Nuts, seeds, nut butter, LSA, flaxseed, avocado, protein powder, chia seeds, desiccated coconut...
*cow's, almond, coconut, soy, lactose-free etc...
If you're using milk alternatives, always pick an option that is calcum fortified. Check the label to ensure it contains 300mg calcium/250ml serve