A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Cravings Away

Well thank goodness Day 2 of Sugar-Free September is over, because they say the first week is the hardest – which “they” are proving to be right about!
This morning I started with a Berry-Pink Smoothie (excuse the pun). This was a great way to get my daily fruit intake, whilst re-energising my body after a long night’s sleep (Thank goodness I didn’t have to give that up too, or I would seriously go into meltdown!).

After reading Sarah Wilson’s blog on which fruits are most beneficial for the body, I decided to use this as inspiration for my morning kickstart. I used berries (being a low-fructose fruits), but also added a banana after reading Kalongkong Hiker’s blog, which discusses the fruit’s amazing benefits. A summary of these include:
– containing high iron levels
– increasing brain power
– being a quick energy snack
– improving night vision
Ahh the advantages of eating what Mother Nature gave us!

So, cutting down to the chase – the recipe! With a little inspiration from Shaloni 9’s ‘Coconut Water Smoothie’, and a few little added extras from myself, I give you the delectable; Berry-Pink Smoothie (Apologies for the second bad pun).

 

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Berry-Pink Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 banana
1/2 cup mixed berries
1/2 cup ice
1 cup almond or skim milk
3 tbsp shredded coconut
2 tbsp pepita & sunflower seeds
1/2 quick oats (Optional, but a great idea if you’re in a rush and don’t have time for breakfast!)

Method:
1. Add ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth
2. VOILA! (For some extra texture mix in 1 tsp shredded coconut after pouring mixture into a cup)

– M

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