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Friday, 1 May 2015

Seven Day Breakfast Smoothie challenge -- 7 Smoothie Recipes

I try to be as healthy as possible but the two things in my lifestyle that are my biggest weakness are snacking and not eating breakfast. I never wake up feeling hungry and usually if I wake up by alarm I actually feel a bit sick, hence why I never have breakfast. Then by not having breakfast I end up snacking later on sugary quick fix foods worsening my cycle.  

I decided to try and have a fruit based smoothie every day for breakfast, as it is full of vitamins, minerals and gives me a great start as I often got 4 plus of my 5 a day before lunch!

All of the smoothies I made over this week will give around 500-800ml. I started making larger ones towards the end of the week so I could keep half in the fridge for when I got back from work, as a healthy snack.

All these smoothies will require a blender, simply blend the ingredients for each day and you will have a delicious smoothie!



Monday ~ Berry Blast

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of orange juice
~ 1 medium banana
~ Handful of grapes
~ Handful of strawberries
~ Handful of raspberries
~ Handful of blueberries



Tuesday ~ Cold Buster

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of orange juice
~ 1 orange
~ 1 kiwi
~ 5cm cube of ginger sliced
~ half a banana
~ large handful of spinach








Wednesday ~ Flu Remedy 

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of pineapple juice
~ Handful of spinach
~ Cup of strawberries
~ 2 kiwis
~ Small banna
~ 5cm cube of ginger sliced







Thursday ~  The Smooth Green

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of pineapple juice
~ 2 satsumas (I used 4 as they were tiny!)
~ Half an advocado
~ 2 kiwis
~ 5cm cube of ginger sliced










Friday ~ Tropical Sunset

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of cloudy apple juice
~ 1 orange 
~ 1 small mango 
~ 1 small banana
~ 1 kiwi
~ 1 medium carrot







Saturday ~ Apple Delight 

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of cloudy apple juice
~ 1 small mango
~ 2 kiwis
~ 2 satsumas
~ 1 apple
 

Sunday ~ Strawberry Fields 

Ingredients:
~ 250ml of apple juice
~ 1 orange 
~ Handful of spinach
~ 1 small mango 
~ Large handful of strawberries









So I did it! I had breakfast every day for the entire week and often got 4-7 of my 5 a day just from the smoothies! I also had enough of the smoothie to leave some in the fridge for when I got back from work preventing me turning to the chocolate!

Some of the smoothies didn’t turn out the most appetising colours I have to admit, but they all tasted amazing and I would definitely recommend trying this 1 week challenge to inject some more fruit and veg into your diet.

Thanks for reading!
Ariel