BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES TO WAKE YOU UP

Getting going in the mornings can be tough, somedays we just don't have that "get up and go"  attitude and we need a little help. Instead of just reaching for another cup of coffee, why not try a smoothie.
Smoothies are a great way to start your day. Not only can you pack them full of healthy ingredients, customizing them completely to suit your taste buds needs. But they are also easy to digest, meaning your body responds quickly to them. Key  nutrients from your chosen ingredients release into your blood stream, producing much needed energy and brain power. 

Here's three recipes to try: 

MOCHA SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is ideal for the morning - It tastes just like a mocha, but is crammed full of protein, fibre and other key minerals. If you're wanting to know more about the health benefits of Herbalife, and why we choose the Herbalife F1 checkout the Project Happy Health Fit website here. 

1/2 tsp coffee granules
2 scoops of protein powder  (we used Herbalife F1 Chocolate flavour)
2 tbsp oats
300ml almond milk

Why choose almond milk? 
Almond milk is made from ground almonds and is lower in calories than other milks as long as it is unsweetened. It's also free of cholesterol, saturated fat, and is naturally lactose free.  Even though almonds are a good source of protein, almond milk is not. Almond milk is also not a good source of calcium.

Oats: Have a very low Glycaemic Index, this means they are slowly absorbed into the body’s blood stream.  This not only gives a long gradual release of energy and helps keep your blood sugar levels stable but it also keeps you full much longer than other breakfasts. They are also packed full of B vitamins (B1, B5, B6), Vitamin E, Zinc, Iron, Fibre, Carbohydrate, Riboflavin, Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Potassium.

RED SMOOTHIE

This is a great smoothie to have the morning after a late night. It's full of antioxidants, that will detoxify the body, give you energy and boost your mood. 

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A handful of cooked beetroot
2 tbsp oats
A handful of blueberries
150ml fat free plain greek yoghurt
100ml apple juice

Beetroot: is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium.

Blueberries: Are full of insoluble fiber which helps you feel full longer, it also assists in digestion and helps to move food through the intestines. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants, containing vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and manganese. 

Plain Greek Yoghurt: Rich source of calcium, and it's low in sugar and high in protein, it also helps slow the digestion of other carbs during your meal, keeping your energy slow releasing. Greek yoghurt also has more protein in it than regular yoghurt. Which is great for keeping you full and your energy sustained. 

GREEN SMOOTHIE

We couldn't very well miss out a recipe for the 'oh so popular' green smoothie. Green smoothies are our jam, and this recipe is one of our fav's especially for mornings where you need a bit more a kick! The oats will give you that stable energy release, while you're body is nourished by all the key nutrients in this baby! 

Half an avocado
2 tbsp rolled oats, toasted
3cm piece root ginger, grated
150ml apple juice
50ml water
4 tbsp low fat natural yogurt
A handful of  kale

Avocado: are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C. They do have a high % of fat, even though it's the good type of fat there's only 1/2 an avocado per serving in this recipe for a reason. 

Kale: An excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and copper; a very good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin B2; and a good source of iron, magnesium vitamin B1, omega-3 fats, phosphorus, protein, folate, and vitamin B3.