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Lifestyle, Nutrition, Smoothies

How To Maximise Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies are a delicious way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables each day. They’re easy to prepare and super convenient as you can drink them when you’re on the go.

Often we’re in a mad rush in the mornings and breakfast can be something of an afterthought. Or you might wake up early and simply not feel hungry.

Our smoothie packs are designed to save you time as all you need to is empty the pouch contents in to a blender, add your favourite liquid and enjoy. Perfect to drink while your getting ready in the morning, or as a travel companion on your way to work while you muster up an appetite.

Each flavour has unique blends of fruits, veggies and superfoods to help start your day strong. Smoothies aren’t just a breakfast food however - there is nothing stopping you from taking your smoothie one step further and creating the perfect blend of nutrients for the time of day you’re feeling hungry.

To help you get started, we’ve optimised some simple recipes, based on our smoothie packs, for you to try based on when you choose to enjoy your smoothie.

 

Breakfast Smoothies

A breakfast smoothie is a great opportunity to include the nutrients that will give you sustained energy for the day ahead – namely complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Here are some ideas for using our smoothie packs to maximise your morning smoothie:

 

Booster

1 Booster sachet

200-250ml coconut milk

2 heaped tablespoons protein yoghurt

Handful baby spinach

 

Protein yoghurt helps you to feel satisfied, while banana and mango give an initial energy boost. Added spinach gives extra iron and thylakoids help to you feel full.

 

Acai Activate

1 Acai activate sachet

200-250ml almond milk

1 heaped tablespoon almond butter

1 tsp maca powder

1 scoop protein powder

 

Almond butter provides healthy fats, fibre and protein to start your day strong. Maca is a great source of energy and mood boosting flavonoids, with protein powder keeping your body satisfied.

 

Indulgence

1 Indulgence sachet

200-250ml oat milk

½ scoop oats

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

½ tsp cinnamon

 

Oats combined with protein help to give you sustained, slow burning energy to power you through the day. Cinnamon helps to keep blood sugar levels low and gives a boost of antioxidants.

 

Afternoon Smoothies

To curb any mid afternoon cravings and lead you in to your after work activities, try to keep your smoothie light and refreshing. You want to satisfy the cravings without feeling weighed down, giving yourself a nice clean energy boost.

 

Booster

1 Booster sachet

200-250ml coconut water

1 tsp spirulina

1 tsp matcha powder

 

Spirulina and matcha combine to provide loads of vitamins and minerals to power your mind and body. Matcha also contains caffeine, giving you a nice mid afternoon energy boost.

 

Acai Activate

1 Acai activate sachet

200-250ml oat milk

2 tsp flax seeds

 

Flax seeds are rich in fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, helping to curb any hunger cravings without weighing you down.

 

Indulgence

1 Indulgence sachet

200-250ml coconut milk

1 tsp raw cacao powder

 

Raw cacao is a great source of both caffeine and a compound called theobromine – when combined they can boost your mood, energy levels and cognitive function. Perfect for those afternoon meetings!

 

Post Workout Smoothies

Post workout is a great time to put protein and essential nutrients back in your muscles to help them recover effectively. The idea is to consume relatively soon after you’ve finished training, without over eating so as to skip your meals.

 

Booster

1 booster sachet

200-250ml oat milk

¼ tsp turmeric

½ an avocado

1 scoop protein powder

 

Turmeric is a perfect antidote to post workout muscle pains with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Avocado adds a healthy dose of omega fats to assist with recovery.

 

Acai Activate

1 Acai activate sachet

200-250ml almond milk

1 tsp chia seeds

2 tsp pumpkin seeds

 

Chia seeds and pumpkin seeds are healthy plant based sources of protein, omega 3 fatty acids and essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium. Combined they assist with reducing muscle soreness and repairing damaged muscle fibres.

 

Indulgence

1 Indulgence sachet

200-250ml coconut milk

2 tsp shredded coconut

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 scoop protein

 

Peanut butter and protein powder give your muscles a serious hit of protein for muscle repair and growth. Coconut provides MCT fats and is high in manganese, helping your body metabolise proteins.

 

With summer fast approaching, there’s no better time to freshen up your diet by boosting your fruit and veggie intake through delicious smoothies. Get started with our smoothie packs and build your perfect snack today!