6 Smoothie Recipes That Pack All The Goodness – But None Of The Fat

Smoothies are a great way to get a good dose of your five-a-day portions of vegetables and fruit. When you juice fruit, you remove the fibre and some other important nutrients, whereas a smoothie includes the whole fruit, just broken down. Choosing a smoothie over juice allows you to gain more of the benefits of the fruit – but eating the whole fruit remains the best option.

Not all smoothies are created equal…

It’s important to realise that not all smoothies are equal and even if a smoothie is loaded with fruit, it may still be very high in kilojoules and fat, depending on the ingredients. The kilojoule count could be as high as an average meal or even higher.

“I usually try to make my own smoothies, so that I know what’s in them and if I get one at a store, I go for the smallest serving, fruit-based, with yoghurt instead of ice cream and not too many ingredients. Try to fit your smoothie into your daily plan. By this, I mean that if it replaces a meal, it should be nutritious enough and if you’re having it as a snack or drink with a meal, try to keep it skinnier.”

, dietitian

Quick tip

If you’re having your smoothie as a snack or adding it to a meal as a drink, think, “If I kept all the ingredients in this smoothie separate, would I eat all of them as a snack or in addition to the meal on my plate?” Remember, because it tends to be easier for us to drink and it takes less time, it’s effortless to glug down a smoothie.

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Skinnier Smoothie Recipes

Here are a few delicious skinnier smoothie ideas. Each recipe yields one portion and you should serve it ice cold.

1. Tropical Twist Smoothie

Tropical Twist Smoothie

2. Quick Kiwi-berry

Quick Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

3. Banana Blast Recipe

Banana Blast Smoothie

4. Very Berry Smoothie

Blueberries are renowned for their brain-boosting properties, while raspberries bring their fibre-rich goodness to the mix. This is a must-have!

Very Berry Smoothie

5. Red and Yellow Rush Smoothie Recipe

Red and Yellow Rush Smoothie

6. Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

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