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Shake Yourself Awake


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Staying healthy is important to beat those January blues, so why not boost your energy with these super tasty smoothies…

Strawberry Smoothie

Morning

Anyone who relies on a cup of strong coffee in the morning should try it in smoothie form! Healthy, filling and a great way to start your day.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4oz strong coffee (cooled)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 6oz milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to make:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients (except honey) in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy (about 1 minute)
  2. Taste, and blend in the honey if you’d like the drink to be sweeter
  3. Divide between two glasses and serve

Lunch Time Boost

Sitting at a desk in the library all morning can suck the life out of you and by lunchtime all your motivation may have faded significantly. So, get a well-needed boost from this super green smoothie and get yourself back on track!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 2 cups chopped spinach or kale
  • 1 apple (unpeeled, cored and chopped)
  • ½ Avocado (chopped)

How to make:

  1. Combine apple juice, spinach, apple and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth (about 1 minute)
  2. Add water to reach your desired consistency
  3. Serve and enjoy 

Late night treat

Ok so this one isn’t quite as healthy but treat yourself at the end of the day with this tasty, dessert smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cocoa mix
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Mini Marshmallows (to garnish)

How to make:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together (minus marshmallows) until the consistency is smooth and thick.
  2. Then, simply pour it out and garnish with marshmallows & chocolate sauce if you fancy it!

 

Let's face it, trying to eat 5-a-day, every day can get quite tedious. But blending a couple of servings of fruit and veg into your smoothie every day will make it seem much easier!

Smoothies are a great way to stay healthy and boost energy levels - just what we all need to need to get back into our routines this January. 

 


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