As the weather heats up (very, very slowly this year it seems...), we tend to change our eating habits too. Wintry soups are replaced by salads and hearty porridge brekkies become delicious smoothies; and if you've decided to up your smoothie game this summer - good on you!
Smoothies are a fantastic (and tasty) way to get your daily dose of fruit and veggies, along with other important vitamins and nutrients. Plus, they have a distinct advantage over other breakfast choices as they're portable (can you imagine taking your scrambled eggs in the car with you to work? Probably not).
We've got two healthy summer smoothies recipes to suggest you try - in case you're in need of some inspiration or just want to try something new.
Get Up & Go Smoothie
This Get Up & Go Smoothie recipe is a perfect hack for those of us who are short on time and tend to skip breakfast as it combines your morning coffee with superfoods to keep you going all morning.
It is packed full of healthy carbs, protein and antioxidants to help keep you satisfied and energised all the way to lunchtime.
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup plunger coffee
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon sacha inchi protein powder
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (to taste)
1/2 cup ice
Pinch of cinnamon
Blend all the ingredients together, pour into your favourite glass and you're ready to go.
The Superfoods SuperShake contains 12 superfoods, making it a quick and easy way to get a broad nutritional boost, or a healthy meal on the run.
1 Tablespoon SuperShake
2 Tablespoons of unsweetened organic probiotic yoghurt (or use diary-free yoghurt of your choice)
1 cup milk (use any milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon maqui berry powder
½ cup of ice (optional)
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Serve immediately.