Eating seasonally is great – especially for fruit and vegetable intake. It means you are choosing produce at its peak and when it’s in its natural form it is burning with great nutrition – energy, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fibre! What’s a good option if your kids aren’t great fruit or veg eaters? Smoothies!
In fact, smoothies are a great way to get extra fruit and veggies in the diet for kids, and adults too! They are a perfect breakfast on the run, or quick after school snack. Made right they can be big on nutritional value too. Here are a few of our favourite tips to guide your smoothie making;
Use fruit and veggies that are in season, or frozen fruit, to keep flavours at their best and prices down.
Keep to one colour group, like reds or greens, to avoid everything turning beige or brown!
If you’re after a more filling smoothie, add some protein in the form of a good quality yoghurt, some healthy fats from ripe avocado, or try a tablespoon of seeds or nut butter for a little of both!
Here are a few of our current Spring favourites:
Low fat milk, banana, ground sunflower seeds, nut butter, honey, greek yoghurt, ice
Pear, cucumber, baby spinach, avocado, banana, ice.
Strawberry yoghurt, frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, water and ice
Best Ever Banana:
Banana, greek yoghurt, maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, milk and ice
We hope you love them too – and can get in the kitchen and develop a few of your own family favourites!