Your solution to eating more fruits and veggies in 2020; smoothies


Let’s look at the facts, shall we? Fact one, a smoothie is first and foremost filled with fruits and/or veggies that are pureed to make a thick beverage. Fact two, they are ridiculously easy to make. Fact three, all you need to make a smoothie is a blender, a couple of fruits, veggies, seeds, and nuts with your liquid of choice (water, milk, ice cream, honey). Fact four, they come loaded with nutrients and are great meal replacements.

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So, given these simple facts, why not try and make one this weekend? Here are five easy smoothies to try.

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Banana ginger smoothie


What you need: a sliced banana, 150 ml vanilla yoghurt, half a tablespoon of grated ginger

Method: Throw in all the ingredients and blend

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Benefits: Great for most stomach woes, soothes heartburn and nausea

Pineapple spinach smoothie with chia seeds


What you need: a cup of spinach, one cup of almond milk/coconut milk/soy milk, one cup pineapple, one banana and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

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Method: Wash the spinach thoroughly, throw in all ingredients and blend until smooth

Benefits: Chia seeds are the healthiest food on the planet loaded with antioxidants high in fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. This is also a great detox drink.

Pumpkin coconut smoothie


What you need: a cup of coconut milk, a quarter cup of mashed pumpkin, two teaspoons pumpkin spice, one sliced banana.

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Method: Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth

Benefits: It’s dairy and sugar-free with a ton of protein and is especially great for vegetarians.

Strawberry kiwi smoothie


What you need: One and a quarter cup of apple juice, one sliced banana, one sliced kiwi, five strawberries, and one and a half teaspoon of honey

Method: Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth

Benefits: This drink is chock full of fibre, vitamin C and heart-healthy polyphenols.


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