Nutrition

Guest Recipes | 5 Healthy Super-Smoothie Recipes

 
Smoothies are all the rage at the moment, and rightly so – they’re an easy way to get essential nutrients into your body, especially if you’re a grab-and-go type person.

Here are 5 easy recipes for super-smoothies, packed full of protein and nutrients.


Smoothie #1: Berry Blast

 
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Ingredients:

 150ml water

 Half a cup of crushed ice

 Tablespoon natural yoghurt

 Half a cup of frozen berries

 One 5g scoop of BCAA 4:1:1 (berry blast flavour)

Method:

IMG_1876Once again, all you need to do is whack them all in a blender and it’s done (I wasn’t kidding when I said they were easy).

While BCAA’s are perfectly fine to take just shaken with water, this smoothie is perfect if you need something more substantial.

BCAA’s help to build lean muscle and reduce body fat levels.


Smoothie #2: The Standard

 
Ingredients:

150 ml milk of your choice

Half a cup of crushed ice

One scoop myprotein isolate whey protein powder (I used salted caramel)

Whizz it all up in a blender and you’re good to go. It’s pretty much a protein shake, but the ice makes it thicker and keeps it nice and cool. You can add half a frozen banana too for some extra nutrients and thickness, but I like this flavor as is.


Smoothie #3: Chocolate Crush

 
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Ingredients:

150ml milk of your choice

Half a cup of crushed ice

One scoop chocolate-flavoured myprotein isolate whey (I used chocolate orange)

One teaspoon cocoa/cacao powder

Method:

Blend away!

The addition of cacao powder really adds to the chocolate-ness of the smoothie – it’s more of a milkshake, but much better for you than traditional ones. Cacao is also rich in antioxidants, so you get an additional nutritional boost!


Smoothie #4: Green machine

 
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Ingredients:

150ml milk of your choice

Half a cup of crushed ice

A (small) handful of spinach

Half a frozen banana

One (heaped) teaspoon of Myprotein almond butter

Method:

Get blending! This one may take a bit longer to blend as it contains spinach and nuts, but it’s worth it. This one doesn’t contain protein, though it can be easily added!

I promise you can’t taste the spinach – all you get is banana-almond-butter-goodness! Though you can’t taste the spinach, you still get all of the benefits that it contains, such as natural protein and iron.


Smoothie #5: Protein Iced Latte

 
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Ingredients:

 150ml milk of your choice

 Half a cup of crushed ice

 One shot of coffee (instant is fine – just mix a teaspoon of coffee with a shot of water, mix well and chuck it in)

 One scoop myprotein isolate whey protein powder (I highly recommend salted caramel)

Method:

Once more, whack it all in your blender and blend until smooth. This is a brilliant substitute to your morning coffee on your way to your workout – you get your caffeine hit and protein in one.

Gulp it down and go smash your workout!


Take Home Message

 
Smoothies are a delicious way of supplementing your diet, making sure you get all of your nutrients in, without compromising on taste!

*All of these smoothies have been made in a 300ml bottle, to make a bigger smoothie, just up all of the ingredient amounts, but keep the ratio constant!



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