Smoothies are such a good way to get in extra portions of fruit and veg during the Summer. The wider range of colours and variations you can go for, the better in terms of giving your body a wider range of nutrients – you canan eat the rainbow, but you can also drink it!
Most supermarkets now stock ready prepared chopped frozen fruit (Waitrose has just launched Nectarines) so there is minimal waste, no waiting for the fruit to ripen and they are always ready to go in your freezer.
I always blend the entire fruit or vegetable to retain its fibre content, and I add nuts or nut butters to my smoothies so there is some added protein and fat in there, which not only sustains you longer and appeases your hunger hormones, but also slows the release of the fruit sugar into your bloodstream.
Get creative, you’ll be amazed at the flavours you can create and the vibrant colours you can produce. Here are a few of my favourites;
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