7 Smoothie recipes
1. Mango and coconut smoothie:
Experience a real taste of the Caribbean with this dairy and soya free creamy mango and coconut smoothie by following these simple steps:
- Get 200ml of dairy free coconut milk and add to this 4 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt.
- Slice a banana and add this to a blender with the milk and yoghurt.
- To this add 120g of chopped mango (you can use frozen mango), and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
- Blitz these together until smooth and serve.
- You can serve some passion fruit seeds on the top of your smoothie for decoration.
(Image source – BBC Good Food)
2. Berry and banana smoothie:
Berries are loaded with antioxidants which can protect your skin and hair, reduce inflammation and may help prevent and manage arthritis due to Anthocyanins which are found in berries. Berries ar a great source of vitamin C which is largely responsible for collagen which helps joint flexibility. To benefit from these ‘berry’ useful benefits you can whizz up this Berry & Banana Smoothie in minutes.
- Grab a handful of fresh blueberries and half a dozen strawberries and add them to a blender.
- To this add half a chopped banana and 20g porridge oats.
- Scoop in a large dollop of fat free natural yoghurt and pour in 200ml low fat milk.
- Now add 2 dessert spoons of milled flaxseed with bio cultures and vitamin D, and blend the mix together until smooth.
- Serve when ready and enjoy. This nutritional mix also contains Vitamin D from the Linwoods blend, giving you a sunny boost to your day.
3. Peach melba smoothie:
Peach melba is well known as a classic dessert but peach and raspberry is a winning combination all year round. For this smoothie, you can enjoy the wonderful flavours of peach and raspberry with the goodness of flaxseed.
- Simply pit and slice 2 – 3 peaches and add to a blender with a dozen raspberries.
- To this add 200ml – 300ml of low fat natural greet yoghurt and a spoonful of organic honey (for extra sweetness).
- Add a heaped spoonful of milled organic flaxseed and blend. Once the mix is at a creamy texture, serve with fresh raspberries or summer berries and enjoy.
(Image source – Oh My Veggies)
4. Mango and pumpkin smoothie:
You may not have considered adding seeds to your smoothie but pumpkin seeds are brimming with brilliant benefits; zinc, omega 6 & 9, Vitamin E, B1 & B6 and Iron. Pumpkin flesh is a low calorie, high vitamin vegetable – great news if you're looking to pack your body with nutritional goodness. For this smoothie you will only need 6 ingredients;
- Get a small pumpkin and scope out the flesh from the inside.
- Do the same with a small mango and add this to a blender.
- Add 200ml of low fat milk, a banana and a spoon of honey.
- To this you add a heaped spoon of Linwoods milled organic sunflower and pumpkin seeds and blitz until you get a creamy texture. Serve and enjoy for a great start to the day.
(Image source – All Nutribullet Recipes)
5. Pomegranate, blueberry and kale smoothie
If you're looking for a smoothie packed full of antioxidant goodness to start your day then look no further than this pomegranate, blueberry and kale smoothie. Pomegranates and blueberries are both high in antioxidant value, while kale is a low in calories and high in fibre, meaning this smoothie will take you right through to lunch.
- You can use either the seeds or juice of pomegranate, and add it to a blender with a small cup of blueberries and a handful of kale. You can use frozen berries here if you wish.
- Add some natural yoghurt to add thickness to the smoothie and a heaped spoon of Linwoods flaxseed, cocoa and berries for added texture.
- Blitz this together then serve.
(Image source – Spry Living)
6. Cranberry, raspberry and blackcurrant smoothie
Cranberries may be little in size but they are high in antioxidants and are a great way to regularly flush your body of all the bad stuff in it. Cranberries not only combat urinary tract infections but they’re also are a natural probiotic, supporting healthy bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal tract aiding digestion. Sweeten the sharp taste of cranberries with raspberries and blackcurrants. Get a small cup of raspberries and blackcurrants and add it to a blender with 200ml of cranberry juice.
- Add to this 20g porridge oats, a scoop of natural Greek yoghurt, 200ml low fat coconut milk and a heaped spoon of milled flax seed with bio cultures and vitamin D.
- Blend this until smooth and enjoy.
7. Pineapple, kiwi and strawberry smoothie blast
Green smoothies are super popular at the moment and Jadah and Jen at Simple Green Smoothies have stacks of delicious recipes to try out. They give some great tips when it comes to making your prefect green smoothie: remember this simple formula to ensure the best taste: 60% fruits to 40% leafy greens. They also suggest that you blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks; blend the leafy greens and liquid first to eliminate any chunks, and then add the other ingredients.
Try this Fresh Green Smothie:
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 sprigs of mint
- 1 cup chopped apple
- 2 cups of mango
- 1 dessertspoon of Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 cup water or aloe vera juice
Blend the spinach, mint and water/aloe vera juice until you get a smooth texture. Add the remaining fruits and milled seeds. Sprinkle a little mint on top for a fresh boost.
(Image source – Girlmakesfoods.com)