Whoa! Last night was a real hot one for us in London! So, you can imagine how excited I was to make healthy smoothie recipes when this bag of goodies arrived at my flat early evening…
About a week ago, I was asked to tackle the Summer Smoothie Challenge with Lactofree. Saying ‘Yes’ was the best decision I’ve made this hot summer!
I have an intense week of restaurant visits and events ahead of me, so I decided to get some rest Friday night and stay home. Also, I want to eat healthy when I can in an effort to balance out these upcoming activities of indulgence. The timing of this challenge could not have been better. Here’s how I kicked off my Friday night at home in the sweltering heat…
I used .2 litres (a little less than half a cup for my American friends) of the Lactofree semi skimmed milk that was also included in the colourful tote bag. Then, I grabbed about two hands full of fresh blueberries.
For the next step, I added the same amount of fresh raspberries and a small, cut up banana.
Because I like my smoothies super chill, I tossed 4 large ice cubes on the top. After about a minute of running it through the compact multi-chopper, I had this summer treat to beat the British heat…
The amount of antioxidants in this fruity beverage simply rocks! It is one of many berry simple healthy smoothie recipes you can try, Sunny friends.
And you’re certainly not limited to the ingredients I played with in my kitchen.
Oh, come on! You didn’t think Sunny was going to just throw some healthy smoothie recipes on the blog without playing with her food a bit too, now did you? 😉
Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes:
You can also add strawberries to the ingredients I listed above. Or, something I’ve done in the past is toss in fresh peaches. If you can get ground flax seed, throw a tablespoon of that in too. It changes the texture just a bit, and you can barely taste it. There are so many flax seed benefits too! It’s proven to help fight heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Lactofree sent this fun recipe to try as well:
– 1/2 banana
– 100g strawberries
– 80g tofu or Lactofree cream cheese
– 200ml Lactofree dairy drink
– 10g almonds
– Handful of blueberries
The dietary benefits to healthy smoothie recipes are obvious. But, what I also love is I don’t constantly have to fetch fresh fruit at the grocery store. By simply keeping my preferred fruit in my freezer, I can just grab some Lactofree milk, eliminate the ice cubes, and toss in the frozen fruit. Walaaaaah!
So, Sunny friends, also included in the package I received was kiwi and mint. Aside from what I did below, how would you include these ingredients in one of your healthy smoothie recipes?
The cutting board featured in this post is from Passing Through Life. They are an engraving business in which you can also custom order items which feature your own active lifestyle apparel and gifts.