Super Energy Boost Green Smoothie

This smoothie is packed full of energy boosting ingredients and makes a great breakfast. It only has one piece of fruit in so won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. It’s super versatile so you can swap or remove any ingredients you’re not keen on.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large handfuls of spinach or kale
  • 1 apple
  • Small piece of fresh ginger root
  • 2” piece of cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 1” piece of lemon
  • Water (the amount will depend on the consistency you like your juice to be)

Method:

  1. Remove the skin and pip from the avocado
  2. Simply put all of the ingredients into a blender and bend until combined

Hangover Cure Smoothie

 

If you’ve ever had a hangover then you are probably familiar with that feeling of needing to fill your body with anything sugary and carbohydrate related to help make you feel human again. This smoothie is packed full of natural sugars and antioxidants and it helps you to dehydrate and get your day back on track. It has a higher sugar content than smoothies that I would normally make but it is much better for you than the sugary fizzy drinks and crisps that so many of us often grab.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large orange
  • Large handfuls of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 100g live plain yogurt, dairy-free yogurt or coconut yogurt – Tesco have started doing a dairy-free yogurt that isn’t packed full of sugar

Method:

  1. Squeeze the juice of the orange into your blender
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz until well mixed
  3. Drink straight away

Vegan Healthy Hot Chocolate

Yes you did here correctly ‘healthy’ and ‘hot chocolate’ in the same sentence! At this time of year there is nothing more comforting than a warm hot chocolate, however with some coffee shop brands having a whopping 24g of sugar in a medium cup! So I decided to play around and create a healthier version that you can enjoy at home.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 300ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp cashew nut butter
  • 1- 1.5 tsp Cacao powder (to taste)
  • Drizzle of maple syrup (to taste)

Method:

  1. Heat the milk and cashew butter in a pan
  2. When it is hot place into a blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until frothy
  3. Serve in a mug and enjoy