5 Healthy Smoothie Ideas

If you’re on a bit a of health kick right now, then nutritious smoothies are just the ticket, says food writer and SL contributor Chloe Scott-Moncrieff. Bursting with vitamins, they make delicious snacks or full-on meal replacements – whether you’re on a weight loss mission or simply seeking a healthier option. Here are five recipes to try now…
 5 Healthy Smoothie Ideas
Immune-Supporting Sunshine Smoothie

Serves

2

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

125ml of orange juice
1 carrot, plus water
1 tsp of ground turmeric or a 2cm piece of turmeric root, peeled
1in piece of root ginger, peeled
1 banana, chopped
Black pepper (optional)

Method

Step 1

Mix one carrot with 50ml of water and blend until completely smooth. Add a little more water if necessary.

Step 2

Peel everything else. Blend with the orange juice. Drink immediately.
Matcha Nutrition Booster

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 tsp of matcha green tea powder
125ml of oat milk
1 banana
2 tsp of honey
1 tbsp of flax seed
1 handful of baby kale or spinach

Method

Step 1

Pop all the ingredients into the blender and blitz until smooth.
Purple Power

Serves

2

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

150g of fresh or frozen raspberries
1 small beetroot, peeled or chopped
1 tbsp of live Greek yoghurt
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp of sunflower seeds
200ml of oat milk

Method

Step 1

Blend everything at once and serve into glasses immediately.
Celery Shots

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

2 celery sticks
¼ of a cucumber
1in piece of root ginger, peeled
Juice of 1 lime

Method

Step 1

Blend the celery with 200ml of water, as finely as possible. Try to blend as much of the fibre as possible. Sieve and save the juice.

Step 2

Now blend the cucumber, ginger and lime juice, slowly adding the celery juice back in.
Vitamin C Green Smoothie

Serves

5

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 kiwi, peeled
1 apple
1in piece of ginger, peeled
1 handful of kale or baby spinach
200ml of water or coconut water
1 handful of mint, coriander or a couple rosemary leaves

Method

Step 1

Remove the peel from all the vegetables. In a blender, mix the fruit, vegetables and herbs with the water.

Step 2

Blend thoroughly.

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