When I need a quick energy boost to kick start the day, or just need to boost my intake of healthy green veg or berries, I turn to my green, power smoothie. Sugar-free, full of healthy goodness, and tastier than it looks, it’s just what I need to give myself a boost.
Simply chuck the following ingredients into a blender and hit the button:
- two or three tablespoons of Greek yoghurt;
- a handful of torn baby spinach leaves;
- a handful each of raspberries and blueberries (I use frozen berries at this time of year, so much cheaper and tastier than the what is flown in from Peru);
- a splash of almond milk;
- throw in some ice cubes if you want your smoothie chilled and haven’t used frozen berries.
Drink and go. Done, dusted. I don’t like eating too much before training and find this gives me the energy I need for a morning training session, seeing me through to a protein filled brekky afterwards.
There are endless variations on this that you could try. A banana works well to bulk it out a bit and add to the energy boost, but with eight spoonfuls of sugar in each banana use them sparingly.
Let me know if you try this smoothie – what do you think? What variations on this power smoothie have you tried? I’d love to hear.