With a bit of thought, smoothies can be a well-balanced addition to your diet and are ideal when you are short on time and want something quick, easy and nutritious. I will often have a smoothie for breakfast or as a recovery snack after a hard training session.
Smoothies are much better option than fresh juices because they contain all the fibre, vitamins and minerals from each ingredient, whereas a lot of this goodness is removed during the juicing process.
You can get really creative with your smoothie and pretty much add anything you like, but I have created a fail-safe formula (below) to help you get a well-balanced smoothie that will keep you going for a good couple of hours. Here is how to make the perfect smoothie:
We'll start with the star of the show. This could be any one of the following:
Add a bit of sweetness (don't need this if you are using banana/mango above as they are sweet enough)
Add some healthy fats (choose 1)
Step 4: (choose 1)
Don't forget the liquid (1-1.5 cups on how thick like it)
Freezing your overripe fruit prevents wastage and gives you a chilled, thicker smoothie.