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7 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for a Healthier You

by The Food Folks on May 21, 2021

 Mango and coconut smoothie:

Follow these simple steps to get a true taste of the Caribbean with this dairy- and soy-free creamy mango and coconut smoothie:

 

mango and coconut drink in a glass jar

 

  • Combine 200 mL dairy-free coconut milk and 4 tablespoons coconut yoghurt in a mixing bowl.
  • In a blender, combine a sliced banana, milk, and yoghurt.
  • To this, add 120g chopped mango (frozen mango works fine) and 1 tablespoon of The Food Folks’ flaxseed, sunflower seed, and pumpkin seeds.
  • In a blender, combine all of these ingredients until smooth, then serve.
  • Sprinkle some passion fruit seeds on top of your smoothie as a finishing touch.


Berry and banana smoothie:

Berries are high in antioxidants, which can help protect your skin and hair, minimise inflammation, and prevent and manage arthritis. Berries contain anthocyanins, which can help prevent and manage arthritis. Berries are high in vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production and joint flexibility. To reap the benefits of these berries, whizz up this Berry & Banana Smoothie in minutes.

berry and banana smoothie

  • In a blender, combine a handful of fresh blueberries and half a dozen strawberries.
  • Add half a banana and 20g porridge oats to this.
  • Pour 200ml low fat milk over a big dollop of fat-free natural yoghurt.
  • Blend in 2 dessert spoons of The Food Folks' Chosen Flax Seeds until fully smooth.

When ready, serve and enjoy.



Peach melba smoothie: 

Peach melba is a well-known dessert, but peaches and raspberries are a winning combination.This smoothie combines the delicious flavours of peach and raspberry with the health benefits of seeds.

peach melba smoothie in a glass

  • Simply pit and slice 2–3 peaches, then blend with a dozen raspberries in a blender.
  • Add 200ml–300ml low-fat Greek yoghurt and a spoonful of organic honey to this (for extra sweetness).
  • Add a  tablespoon of The Food Folks' Chosen Flaxseed and blend until the mixture has reached a creamy texture
  • Serve with fresh raspberries or summer berries.

 

Mango and pumpkin smoothie:

You may not have considered adding seeds to your smoothie, but pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, omega 6 and 9, vitamin E, B1 and B6, and iron. Pumpkin flesh is a low-calorie, high-vitamin vegetable, which is excellent news if you want to pack the body with nutrients. There are only 6 ingredients needed for this smoothie.

mango and pumpkin drink in a glass

  • Take a small pumpkin and scoop the flesh from the inside.
  • Repeat the same with a small mango and place in a blender.
  • Add 200ml low fat milk, a banana, and a spoon of honey
  • To this, add a heaping spoon of The Food Folks' Chosen Sunflower seeds and Pumpkin seeds and blitz until smooth. 
  • Serve and enjoy for a delicious start to your day.

 

Pomegranate, blueberry and kale smoothie:

If you'd like to start your day with an antioxidant-rich smoothie, this pomegranate, blueberry, and kale smoothie is for you. Since pomegranates and blueberries are both rich in antioxidants, and kale is low in calories and high in fibre, this smoothie will keep you full until lunchtime.

blueberry in a glass bowl

  • Pomegranate seeds or juice, along with a small cup of blueberries and a handful of kale, can be blended together. If you prefer, you can use frozen berries in this recipe.
  • To thicken the smoothie, add some natural yoghurt and a heaping spoon of The Food Folks' flaxseed, cocoa, and berries for texture.
  • Blitz all together, then serve.


 Cranberry, raspberry and blackcurrant smoothie:

Cranberries may be small, but they are rich in antioxidants and are an excellent way to rid your body of toxins on a regular basis. Cranberries not only fight urinary tract infections, but they're also a natural probiotic, promoting the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, which aids digestion. Combine raspberries and blackcurrants to sweeten the tartness of cranberries. Mix a small cup of raspberries and blackcurrants with 200ml of cranberry juice in a blender.

Cranberry drink in a glass bottle

  • Add 20g porridge oats, a scoop of natural Greek yoghurt, 200ml low fat coconut milk, and a heaping spoon of The Food Folks’ flaxseed to it
  • Blend until smooth and serve.


Spinach, Mint, Apple & Mango smoothie blast:

Green smoothies are all the rage right now. Here are some helpful hints for making the perfect green smoothie: Take note of the following simple formula for the best flavour: Fruits account for 60% of the diet, while leafy greens account for 40%. To avoid leafy chunks, combine the leafy greens and liquid first, then add the remaining ingredients.

pineapple kiwi drink in a glass bottle

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • mint sprigs (2 sprigs)
  • 1 cup apple, chopped
  • 2 cups mangoes
  • The Food Folks’ Flaxseed, Sunflower, and Pumpkin Seeds, 1 dessertspoon
  • 1 cup aloe vera juice or water

Blend the spinach, mint, and water/aloe vera juice together until smooth. Combine the remaining fruits and milled seeds in a mixing bowl. For a refreshing touch, sprinkling some mint on top is a good idea.

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