10 Smoothies To Put You back On Track This Week
Have you enjoyed a weekend of overindulgence? A healthy smoothie or chia pudding is the perfect kick start for a productive week.
Smoothies are extremely easy to make, and a great way to use up all the leftovers at the end of the week. All you need is a nutri bullet, thermomix, or a blender, and a lot of imagination.
To make them taste even more delicious, and to impress your friends, their are many ways of decorating your smoothie and chia puddings with healthy toppings.
Lisa Grey from our article "How A Busy Mother Of 6 Found Her Groove At 40" has shared her top 10 smoothies and chia puddings, with her magical decorating skills, full of antioxidants for you to enjoy.
1. Blended strawberry and frozen banana smoothie bowl, topped with pecans, strawberries and a star shaped dragonfruit.
2. Blend kale, watermelon, pear, 1/2 banana, cranberries, blueberries, chia seeds and coconut milk smoothie bowl, topped with pear.
3. High protein smoothie bowl with blended avocado, coconut milk, banana and superfood cacao powder. Topped with dates, mixed raw nuts and banana.
4. Banana, kale, mango, coconut mild, raspberries, maca powder (great for your libido) and LSA powder. Topped with watermelon and frozen butterfly.
5. Chia seed trifle. Make chia seed pudding the night before by mixing 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup greek yogurt and 1/4 cup chia seeds. Let set in fridge overnight. The trifle is layered raspberries, chia pudding, then topped with raspberries and gluten free cereal.
6. Another chia seed pudding, (recipe above), topped with cereal and dried fruit.
7. Blend frozen banana, raspberry and chia seed smoothie, topped with muesli and fresh blackberries.
8. Dragon fruit inspired smoothie bowl. Blend strawberries, frozen banana, coconut milk. Topped with dragon fruit and chia seeds.
9. Blend raspberry, frozen banana, and almond milk. Top with mango, grapes, blueberries and berry granola.
10. Blend mango, coconut "nudie juice", and coconut yogurt. Top with kiwifruit, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries and berry granola.
My favourite kick start smoothie on a Monday morning is a detoxing green smoothie, with spinach, kale, strawberries and water, (read the benefits of spinach here). Its plain and not as tasty, but is a cup full of vitamins to put my shocked system back on track.
Theresa Cutter from The Healthy Chef has great smoothie recipes, and superfood powders to add to your smoothies.
We would love to see some of your smoothie creations, please share in the comments.