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Get your daily fruit intake with these smoothies

by Mina Mazumder September 29, 2015
Get your daily fruit intake with these smoothies

With a few ingredients you can whip up a refreshing and healthy drink

Smoothies are such versatile drinks and can be consumed at any time of the day. All it takes is a few fruits, sometimes some veggies, some juice, a blender and you’re golden. Here are smoothie recipes that will keep your energy up during the day. You can even make these the night before to save time, and then refrigerate them so they’re ready for morning.

Photo by Mina Mazumder.

Photo by Mina Mazumder.

Morning berry blast

Want a quick smoothie to compliment your breakfast? If so, we’ve got a recipe for you. Oranges and bananas are great breakfast fruits. Top them off with blackberries and you’ve got a smoothie rich in taste and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

– 2 clementines or 1 orange, sliced
– 1 banana
– 2 cups of wildberry juice
– 1 cup of washed blackberries

Start your day right with berries and enjoy it on the go!

Green lean post-workout

Try this amazing post-workout smoothie. I got the recipe from an episode of The Doctors but made it even simpler.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of washed watercress
– 1 cup of green grapes
– 1/2 cup of washed green apple
– 1 banana

Enjoy something healthy and yummy after hours at the gym!

Strawberry mango dessert

Make yourself a delicious after-dinner smoothie. If you’re a dessert lover and are looking to spice things up, this is the one for you. It may not be the healthiest on this list, but let’s face it, it’s better than eating a piece of cake. The chocolate ice cream gives this smoothie a certain je ne sais quoi.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups of two per cent milk
– 1 cup of washed strawberries
– 1 cup of mango slices
– 2 scoops or tablespoons of chocolate ice cream

These are just a few ideas; remember that the possibilities are endless! Change up your fruit combinations to create recipes of your own. Add some carrots for a sweet flavour, an avocado for a creamy texture, or some cilantro to add some kick.

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