When hot weather takes a toll on us, our thoughts immediately turn to fresh and fruitysmoothies
. They are a fantastic way to start the morning, or sip on in between meals. Smoothies are quick and easy to make, nutritious and delicious. They help with weight loss
and provide you with your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. What’s more? You can drink smoothies on the go!
Scroll down for the ultimate smoothie recipe featuring blueberries and banana, a mind blowing combination in terms of taste and health benefits. Blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants, which work towards neutralising free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions. And did you know: blueberries can undo the damage of a high fat diet? They boost immunity and brain health, and are particularly high in Vitamin C. Blending a banana into the smoothie adds fiber and potassium. The humble fruit helps fight anemia, ease digestion and is great for bowel regularity and satiety. And the best part? Banana is an instant energy booster, and has enough density to satisfy a post-workout appetite.
Without further ado, here’s the recipe.
Time Taken: 5-10 minutes
1 pack of blueberries
1 glass of water
Lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1. In a blender, place all your blueberries and your sliced banana. Cover and blend until smooth. Stop frequently to push down anything stuck to the sides. Add more water if needed.
2. Pour into a glass, then add a splash of lemon juice and enjoy.
Tip: If you feel that your smoothie is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk (or soya milk), or juice until the desired consistency is reached.
You can enjoy this power packed, antioxidant rich smoothie as a light breakfast, healthy dessert or post-workout snack.
It’s time to plug in the blender and get mixing!