January is always the traditional time to begin a body detox. After all the over-indulgence of Christmas, a New Year can begin with a health kick to get your body in shapre for the summer months. Not only that, but with funds running at a low if you have spent too much on presents (and parties) it can be a time to cut back on that food budget too.
Eating healthily or trimming your intake does not need to be dull or boring. You do not need to move to bland protein shakes or some kind of weird vegetable concoction to do the right thing. There are plenty of smoothie recipes which are not just good for you, but can taste great too. Here are a few recipes to get you on your way…
Delicious Coconut & Vanilla Smoothie
This energy-boosting smoothie provides plenty of healthy fats, for brainpower that will keep you productive until the end of the day.
Plus, sipping it will also put a smile on your face all afternoon as it’s filled with super delicious, creamy goodness— combining avocado, coconut, banana, and vanilla.
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup brewed Argentine Yerba Mate (cooled)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1/4 avocado (frozen)
1 small banana (frozen)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all the ingredients into a blender and mush until smooth (that’s why it’s called a Smoothie!). Drink and enjoy!
smoothies can be extremely filling too, so they will naturally help to reduce your food intake
Raspberry Oat Smoothie
Oats in a smoothie? Who would have thought it? It may sound strange but they make a great addition.
Just like one of the benefits of a bowl of porridge, oats make your smoothie thicker, heartier, and more satisfying. Suddenly, your blended beverage really fills you up, so you’re not hungry long before lunchtime.
1 cup kefir
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup raw rolled oats
1 Unsweetened Dark Chocolate
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Just chuck everything into a blender and whoosh it up. Drink slowly, watch out for any oaty bits and enjoy!
Strawberry Veggie Smoothie
Vegetables are a secret weapon in a smoothie. They add so much nutritional value with minimal calories.
You can boost your 5-a-day intake and sometimes not even know it’s in the drink (unless you made it of course!).
2 cups strawberries (fresh of frozen)
1 cup frozen cauliflower
1 large courgette
1 tablespoon nut butter
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 large banana
1 large handful ice
Blitz the lot in a large blender and then slurp the strawberry goodness!