It's been just over a fortnight since we rung in the new year which means that just under a fortnight ago, you probably broke all your new year's resolutions!
The famous "lose weight/get fit" resolution is always the one to be broken first thanks to gloomy January weather confiding us to warm beds, hot desserts and running shoes stored behind rain boots.
But, a smoothie can be the perfect way to stick to your mantra in 2014! They're sweet, creamy and make your insides feel fantastic - which is more than you can say for that entire apple lattice you consumed because you were sure it would count for at least one of your 5-a-day.
All of these recipes can be made with items delivered by your office fruit supplier and a cheap hand blender - so they're easy and quick to make before work for a healthy commute breakfast or even in the office kitchen on your lunch break!
Also, if you're not a dairy person - be it for diet, taste or moral reasons - all the dairy products in these recipes can be substituted for the same quantities of soya milk/yoghurt, almond milk, coconut milk etc.
A sweet classic that'll remind you of a milkshake
- 1 banana
- 240ml skimmed milk
- handful of crushed ice
- 180ml low-fat yoghurt (try strawberry or vanilla flavour for extra taste)
- 6 strawberries
Peanut Butter Banana Berry
Packed full of energy, this breakfast treat will see you through till lunch
- 1 banana
- 120ml skimmed milk
- 35g blueberries
- 35g raspberries
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
The Ginger Banana Heal-All
Ginger is known to cure nausea, heartburn and indigestion - the perfect drink after all those big meals
- 1 banana
- 180ml low-fat vanilla or plain yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
With the work-out boosting addition of coconut water, this smoothie is great pre-gym
- 240ml coconut water (be sure to choose a variety with no added sugar)
- 240ml low-fat vanilla or plain yoghurt
- 140g fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 15ml fresh orange juice
- 2 handfuls crushed ice
Let us know your fit-friendly smoothie recipes in the comments below and you may see them in another edition of #FitFruitFriday!
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