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How to get your five-a-day in three seconds

Text: Nicola Davidson; Photography: People Images

July 31, 2017

Smoothie recipes: How to get your 5-a-day in 3 secondsIf you’re trying to make healthier choices but are struggling to find the time, a smoothie could be just the answer you’re looking for. Packed full of fruit and vegetable power, with all the flavour and nutrients you need, smoothies take just minutes to make and can easily be prepared the night before as quick and easy meals. Take a look at our favourite smoothie recipes, and make sure your next health fix is always close at hand!

What you’ll need

A blender or a food processor 

The how-to 

Simply pop all the ingredients of your preferred recipe into your blender, blitz and you’re done!

THE BIG GREEN

  • ½ cup frozen bananas
  • ½ cup mango 
  • ½ cup pear 
  • 1 cup coconut water 
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • ½ tbsp spirulina
  • A generous handful of spinach or kale

CHOCOLATE YOGHURT 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup fat-free vanilla yoghurt
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup water

COCO LOCO 

  • ½ can coconut milk 
  • 3 tbsp macadamia nut or peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp whey protein
  • 1 tsp hot chocolate powder

MANGO MADNESS 

  • 1 mango
  • A handful of chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 cup raw milk kefir or coconut milk

MILK AND HONEY 

  • 1 cup almond milk or vanilla whey 
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Honey to taste

TEATIME 

  • ½ cup green tea
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 1 raw egg
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Honey to taste

TOOTY FRUITY 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Cinnamon to taste

TWICE AS NICE 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • A splash of your preferred fruit juice with ice

VERY BERRY 

  • A handful of spinach
  • ½ cup of frozen berries
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup water

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