Amazing Smoothie Recipes that are quick and super easy to make

Anti Ageing Smoothies

For great skin make these anti-ageing smoothie recipes that are loaded full of antioxidants and skin nourishing nutrients.

Breakfast Smoothies

These delicious, easy to make Breakfast Smoothies are packed full of nutrition and fibre that will keep you feeling full up till lunch time.

Green Smoothies

Quickly deliver detoxing and energy giving nutrients along with essential fibre . Green Smoothie Recipes are an easy, tasty way to consume your RDA of greens.

Immune Boosting Smoothies

Keep the doctor away with these Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipes that are loaded full of nurturing vitamins and minerals as well as fibre to flush any bugs out.

Weight Loss Smoothies

These weight loss smoothie recipes are crammed full of fibre and nutrition that can help stop you craving junk food as well as keeping hunger at bay.

A smoothie is a quick and easy way to create a snack or whole meal and they are especially popular for breakfast or lunch.

The government recommends that we consume at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. A large proportion of western populations are not incorporating this amount of fruit and vegetables into their diet.

Normally based around fruit with a liquid base, smoothies already have a healthy headstart as raw fruit contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, fibre and enzymes that help in our body’s growth, maintenance and repair.

Smoothies also have a benefit that juicer recipes do not provide. They retain the fibres of the fruit in the drink and so they are a good source of fibre which aids digestion.

Another benefit of having a high fibre content is that smoothies can make us feel full for longer and so can stop us resorting to 'between meal snacking' due to hunger. The fact that smoothies were originally popular in California, where many health conscious, image conscious people live is probably no coincidence.

Smoothie recipes can use a wide range of ingredients and can be supplemented with other health foods, not just fruit and vegetables. Whilst many smoothie recipes incorporate milk or yoghurt as their liquid base these can be substituted for non-dairy alternatives such as rice milk, coconut milk, soy milk or water. Yoghurt and milk are good sources of nutrition and contain good levels of calcium and protein which are essential for growth and strong bones.

You should try and choose a good smoothie maker or blender and ensure that its motor is powerful enough and its blades strong enough to handle ice and frozen fruits / ice cream.