Health

Good morning! A collection of smoothies to start the day – Happy, Healthy, Hydrated

I’m not an early bird, far from it. I’m not an earlier riser, a yoga before the sunrise person. I snooze and I snooze hard – plus I’ve never done yoga. My balance is horrendous. But one morning ritual I believe is very important no matter what time you rise or when your breakfast may be, a smoothie a day keeps the germs away, the body happy and sets you on your journey to your daily portion of fruit and veg.

Below is a collection of smoothies I’ve found on the internet that inspire me and I hope will inspire you too.

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Green Kiwi Smoothie 

Taken from the One Million Recipe website, this smoothie includes cucumber, kiwis, bananas and spinach. Click the title above to be directed to the recipe.

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Beet Raspberry Smoothie

Beetroot is my favourite vegetable in smoothies and juice. I love the rich deep colour but also its health claims. Beetroot is a source of iron and folic acid. It helps lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and claims to prevent dementia. The recipe from Cocoon Cooks includes beetroot, raspberries, banana, almond milk and flax seeds.

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Kiwi and Chia Seed Smoothie

Chia seeds are incredible little pieces of joy. Chia seeds are like flax seeds, very high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Did you know that chia seeds contain more Omega-3 than salmon? As well as being a source of protein and can improve exercise performance as much as a sports drink. The recipe from  Very Breakfast incorporates spinach, bananas, kiwis and chia seeds. Click on the image title above to see the full recipe.

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Peach Melba Sunrise Smoothie

Rejoice banana haters, a smoothie without a banana. Wallflower Kitchen incorporates frozen raspberries to create a cooling smoothie perfect for the warmer months. This pretty smoothie is enough to start your day on a high.

I hope the recipes included in this post are enough inspiration to get you started on making your own smoothies, the advantage of smoothies is anything goes, the following table gives you a base for making your own.

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Taken from Sometimes, Always, Never blog

Start the day as you mean to go on, happy, healthy and hydrated.

Inspirations comes from Pinterest, all images and recipes taken from linked blogs via Pinterest. Smoothie guide taken from http://www.sometimesalwaysneverblog.com/ via Pinterest.
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