For anyone stuck at home for the next few weeks, these simple smoothie recipes will keep your nutrition on track at the touch of a button.

trient-Rich Smoothies To Keep Your Health In Check

Red Berries and Chilli

Ingredients:

  • Handful of strawberries
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • Handful of frozen raspberries
  • 100ml natural yogurt

Health Benefits:

  • Strawberries provide polyphenols, which help to improve blood sugar control and reduce fat storage.
  • Raspberries provide fibre, which helps keep you full and avoid the temptation to snack.
  • Natural yogurt provides filling protein, which helps to minimise muscle wastage when eating for fat loss.
  • Honey has been found to increase exercise capacity during workouts, allowing you to burn more calories.

Spicy Orange and Green Tea

Ingredients: 

  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • 1 scoop of whey protein isolate
  • 400ml green tea (cold)

Health Benefits:

  • Oranges provide vitamin C, which helps to combat free radicals and improve recovery after training.
  • Chilli provides capsaicin, which helps to keep hunger at bay.
  • Green tea provides the antioxidant ECGC, which causes an increase in fat oxidisation.

trient-Rich Smoothies To Keep Your Health In Check

Chocolate and Coconut

Ingredients:

  • 20g dark chocolate
  • 100g coconut milk
  • 25g scoop protein
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 banana
  • 50g oats

Health Benefits:

  • Dark chocolate provides flavonoids, which supply working muscles with oxygen.
  • Protein builds and repairs muscle tissue.
  • Cinnamon improves insulin sensitivity and body composition.

Kale and Pear

Ingredients:

  • Handful of kale
  • ½ pear
  • 1 scoop of natural yogurt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Water, to taste

Health Benefits: 

  • Kale is a nutrient powerhouse. Among many vitamins and minerals, it provides calcium, which plays a key role in regulating body fat levels, and numerous cancer-fighting antioxidants.
  • Pear provides anti-inflammatory flavonoids, which help you recover after a workout.

 

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