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A journey to improved wellbeing often involves the courage to try new things 🤯 a smoothie is a great way to Eat a Rainbow 🌈 and packing in the antioxidant and minerals that plants provide. While there are no ‘rules’ for smoothies, there are a few pitfalls to avoid, and good habits to maximise, so, for beginners and thinkers, lets dig into smoothies…

🌈Your smoothie should NOT be more than you would it if it were on a plate. It’s a good idea to start with a plate – put some cherries, banana, nuts or seeds, apple, spinach leaves, a spoonful of peanut butter and a glass of almond milk on a tray and sit down and eat it…. if you can’t, it’s too much for a smoothie. Now you have an idea of quality, lets have a quick look at quality…

🌈Wash all your food well and peel apples and other peelable fruits to improve the texture of your smoothie (and also to lower some pesticide exposure)

🌈Be careful of making a glass full of sugar – smoothies can spike blood sugar if they don’t have enough fat or fibre, or if you use too many fruits and not enough veggies. Experiment with berries, nuts, seeds, avo, spinach, nut butter, coconut milk or cream, La Petite France Dairy Products full cream yoghurt, ginger, parsley, celery, raw carrot, baby marrow, cinnamon, turmeric, Credé Natural Oils mct oil, chia seeds ….see how the list is endless?

🌈Think about whether your smoothie is a snack or a meal replacement? if it’s a snack it doesn’t have to be so filling and can be a bit smaller. if it’s a meal you might want to soak some oats overnight, add a protein powder or Nature’s Nutrition collagen, and make sure it is sufficient to keep you full til your next meal

🌈There is no one-size-fits-all for smoothies. We all have our own preferences and our own budget and our own routines to work within. Play around with colours, tastes and textures – it’s inevitable that you make some mistakes along the way, but that’s how we learn new things 🙂🌈