Smoothies have become very popular in Australia over the last decade as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. More and more cafes and supermarkets offer numerous varieties although they are so simple to make at home. All you need is a blender and some fresh fruit. If you like you can add yoghurt, honey and (soy) milk too and really experiment with the taste, texture and color of your smoothies.
A lot of mums have discovered that smoothies are a great way to get fruit and veggies into their kids’ diet. Smoothies blended with colorful berries mixed with veggies such as kale, spinach, carrots and beetroot make the fussiest kids happy.
Many people also love smoothies in the morning as a “liquid breakfast” because they are not hungry at all. If you are one of those people we suggest you add a couple of tablespoons full of high fibre breakfast cereal such as our Goodness Superfoods range or simply rolled oats for an extra fibre kick to satisfy you til lunch time.
Try this next time:
- 1/2 cup Goodness Superfoods cereal (any you like) OR Goodness Superfoods Fibre Boost sprinkles OR simply use rolled oats)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 cup low-fat (soy) milk
- 1 cup pomegranate or cranberry juice
- 2 cups ice (leave out if you are using frozen fruit)
Enjoy this wholesome smoothie for breakfast, on the go or simply to get closer to your 5 a day goal. Try adding other ingredient such as beetroot or some greens if you like and be confident you are doing something good for your body.
If you create a tasty and healthy smoothie and would like to share it on our Goodness Superfoods website, please send it to us!