For me, a smoothie should be thick, creamy and full of flavour!
I’ve used frozen strawberries in this recipe because freezing helps to retain the vitamins and minerals (especially that vitamin C). At ARDERE, we’re all about enhancing the goodness out of our ingredients!
A little tip – always check the ingredients lists on the back of frozen fruits, because some of them can contain large amounts of added sugar. Always aim for the unsweetened varieties when you are shopping.
Adding a banana to this drink works so well and complements the taste of strawberries. Bananas are a great source of potassium, fibre, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Whilst dairy does carry some positive attributes, there is increasing evidence to suggest that it may be better if avoided or intake is kept at a minimum. I acknowledge that everybody is unique and so this depends entirely on your individual health profile.
So whilst cow’s milk is something to be mindful about, I have given you the option to select whichever nut milk drink you would like.
There are so many options to choose from nowadays; from almond, rice, oat, cashew, coconut or hazelnut milk. Always look for unsweetened by checking the back of the carton.
Nut milks are low in calories, sugar (if buying unsweetened), and naturally lactose-free (making them great for those who are lactose-intolerant).
As a final booster you have the option to sprinkle flax seeds on top of this delicious drink. Flax seeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of essential fatty acid that we need to consume in the diet because our body cannot produce it naturally. Flax also provides a good dose of fibre, protein and plant compounds called lignans, which have antioxidant effects.
100g frozen strawberries
1 banana, frozen
100ml of your preferred health milk (I've used almond milk in mine)
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