This year I decided to give myself a bit of a spring clean and get more healthy. I do generally eat pretty well but I really wanted to get more fruit and veg in so I decided to get a smoothie maker. I blogged about my Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender in my January Stamp of Approval blog post. A friend had one and was recommending it to everyone so I bought one. I’m going to sound super cheesy here but it really has changed my life. It was a bargain (only about £20) and the washing and cleaning couldn’t really be much more minimal.

I now make smoothies every other day and I do genuinely feel so much better for it. I feel healthier, have more energy and generally just feel brighter. Most of the fruit I use is frozen which means that I need to buy it so much less frequently and it doesn’t go off. I even bought frozen spinach but I do find fresh spinach to work better.

Here are some of my favourite smoothie recipes that I’ve made up over the past couple of moths:

Raspberries, spinach, avocado and pineapple

I used frozen raspberries and pineapple with a handful of fresh spinach and a whole avocado cut up. To this I filled the bottle with half fresh apple juice and half water then blended.Raspberries, spinach, avocado and pineapple -

Blueberries, pineapple, spinach and banana

Frozen (or fresh) blueberries and pineapple, a handful of fresh spinach and a whole banana, topped up with apple juice and water then blended. The banana makes the smoothies a nice thick consistency and adds quite a bit of sweetness.
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Blueberries, spinach and pineapple

There are hardly any ingredients in this smoothie but so much goodness! I used frozen blueberries and pineapple, a large handful off fresh spinach, water and apple juice.
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Spinach, banana and pineapple green smoothie

This smoothie just oozes goodness! I blended fresh spinach and a banana with frozen pineapple, a bit of apple juice and water.

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Low fat natural yoghurt, raspberries and mango

This smoothie is much thicker and more like a breakfast smoothie as it’s quite filling. I filled the bottle about a third of the way with the yoghurt, added some frozen mango and mango juice and lots of frozen raspberries. I then added some water to make it easier to blend and so it wasn’t too thick.
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I’m always on the look out for new smoothie ideas and recipes so if you know of any, please do let me know if the comments.
Happy smoothie making!