Sunday, 11 January 2015

2 Healthy and Simple Smoothies


One of my goals/aims for this year was to start being more healthy. Quite cliche I know. However, to help me do this I received a smoothie maker for Christmas which I was so happy about; since then I've basically made some sort of smoothie every day. So I have two of my favourites to share here, I hope you enjoy and get to try them out! 

Mango & Strawberry Smoothie

You will need:
  • 1 Mango (Pre cut frozen mango is also fine, its what I personally use)
  • Strawberries (Again, frozen strawberries work perfectly too)
  • Orange Juice (Or water if you'd prefer it more healthy) 
If you have a fresh mango, cut it up into small squares so it blends easier. If you're using frozen mango, this is usually already been cut so you will just need to put that into the blender straight away. The same goes for strawberries, if you're using fresh ones then cut the tops of and cut them into smaller chunks. If you're using frozen, you can chuck them straight in. Once you've put both the mango and strawberries into the blender, then add either water or orange juice, which ever you'd prefer. There is no specific amount to use for either fruit, just as much as you think you will want. One tip however; if your blender doesn't work well with ice, you may want to defrost the frozen fruit before using.

My Take On A Green Smoothie

You will need:
  • 1 Kiwi 
  • Kale (about a handful or two)
  • Mango
  • Cucumber 
  • Apple Juice (or water if prefered)
I'd seen a lot of green smoothie recipes around, and I just wasn't sure I'd like the taste of any of them. So I made up my own. I think this tastes really nice because of the added mango and kiwi, which over powers the cucumber and kale. I only added less than a quarter of cucumber, and about two handfuls of kale. Then a whole kiwi, and about two handfuls of mango. You can change this to how much you think you'd prefer. I think this is really good for you, and really easy to make. Again, you can use frozen mango or fresh mango either is fine. The rest of the ingredients I used were fresh. Just for preference, I use the Breville Blend Active blender which was from Amazon, I'd really recommend it, its so good. I hope you enjoy these recipes and let me know if you tried any!

Have you got a favourite smoothie?


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