Me and Joe (he no longer wants to be referred to as Hubs) are trying to be more healthy and start our days of right. As part of this we have decided to start drinking smoothies again. The great thing about smoothies is that they can be filled with a lot of goodness, whether you are trying to get more iron, having protein after a workout or just trying to make sure you have your 5 a day.
I recently bought a Breville Blend Active to help us along the way. I did previously have an old school smoothie maker, but I managed to break it. I found my old one was awkward to clean and that I would often make way too much smoothie. The Blend Active on the other hand is really easy to clean and because you are blending directly in your bottle it reduces washing up and helps with portion control. Another plus is it’s quite small so easy to store.
Joe has recently run out of protein powder, so he wanted a protein smoothie and I found this great recipe, which has to be one of my favourite ones.
200ml Almond Milk
4 Tbsp Oats
2 Tsp Lepicol*
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter ( I had Crunchy)
Berries (I only had tinned blackberries but ideally frozen berries)
The steps for making the smoothie are really simple, you just add the ingredients together (I also added a few cubes of ice) and then blend.
The one ingredient in the smoothie that you might not be aware of is Lepicol which is a psyllium husk fibre with live bacterial cultures and inulin – it is high in fibre and can help with regular bowel movement.
In addition to being high in fibre and protein, the berries mean this smoothie will help improve your hair and skin and the oats will make you fuller for longer.
Do you have a smoothie recipe that you would like to share? Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
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