Smoothies

This week I thought since I’ve been posting lots of pics of smoothies thanks to my mum in law after giving me a NurtiBullet I would blog about it. Smoothies really are a great way to get lots of healthy and delicious ingredients in one hit.

They are quick and easy to make and the combinations really are endless. My children love smoothies and love helping choose the ingredients for their smoothies i.e. pink smoothie with raspberries, purple smoothie with blackberries or blueberries, green smoothie with grapes, avocado, green apple. They are also a great way to hide those healthy ingredients your children may not be so fond of i.e. handful of spinach!

My favourite times to have a smoothie is at breakfast and as an afternoon snack for my children and I. I call the afternoon snack the 3pm hungers time. I’ve never really been a breakfast person but it really should be your most important meal of the day so I find making a smoothie the perfect solution. Smoothies can be packed full of so much goodness that they can be a meal in itself. My daughter has taken after me and I really struggle to get her to eat a decent breakfast, I find smoothies the perfect solution as she will always drink a smoothie. That way I know she has had something decent and is ready for the day ahead. My son however does take after his dadda and loves his breaky! So if you have a similar problem with your children why not try making them a smoothie, give it a go.

So what do you need to be able to make a smoothie? Smoothies were one of the first things I experimented with when starting my healthy lifestyle and at the time I had a blender, one that looked similar to this below but a much older model.

Breville Blender Pic
I recently broke my blender ironically making a smoothie! I broke it trying to blend a whole frozen mango cheek, it was an old model so it really couldn’t cope and it was obviously time to upgrade. Since then my beautiful mum in law gave me a NutriBullet and I have to say I love it. It really is perfect for the healthy and delicious combinations I like to create.

NutriBullet
There are so many affordable blenders that you can purchase to make healthy and delicious smoothies. I did have my eye on a Vitamix which is much more expensive and is a little more than just a blender but the NutriBullet is doing the job just fine for us at the moment.

There are so many healthy ingredients you can add to your smoothies, check out my Healthy eBook for lots of different combinations or follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see the smoothies that I make for my family and I as I generally list the ingredients included in them. My second eBook is almost ready to be released and will also have a number of yummy smoothie combinations. Here are a few pictures of ones I have posted on social media lately, all my smoothies are dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan and paleo friendly.

   
So why not add smoothies to your lifestyle, they are quick, easy, healthy and most importantly delicious! Children will love them! Another simple, easy, healthy change to you and your family’s lifestyle.

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