9 Simple Smoothies for Beginners

Smoothie Recipes

There are a number of benefits from consuming smoothies, they increase fibre intake, contribute towards your 5 a day, boost your vitamin C levels and can jump start your energy levels and improve your mental clarity. Smoothies are an easy and effective way of achieving your daily nutritional requirements. 

Here are 9 simple smoothie recipes to make you feel amazing everyday:

Super Greens

Everybody knows they should eat there greens. Unfortunately not everyone finds greens delicious. This smoothie recipe sneaks in super greens without compromising on taste.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  •  1 cup milk of your choice (we use almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of Cress Valley New Zealand Super Greens Powder
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Tropical Treat

 You can feel like you are on vacation every day of the week with this tropical treat. This blend is a great to add to your smoothie routine as it tastes divine.

  • 1/2 cup mango, frozen
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut water + 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of Cress Valley Fibre Fusion

Cress Valley Ultimate Smoothie

If you are looking for a simple smoothie that really kick starts your day. Then look no further than the Cress Valley Ultimate Smoothie Pack which contains everything a great smoothie should.

 Power Plant Protein

 If you are a gym junkie, athlete or simply looking to loose weight. This smoothie packs a real punch by supporting muscle growth, repair and recovery. Plant based and with added Vitamin C, this may well be the best protein powder around.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon Cress Valley Power Plant Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt

Super Cress

Watercress is the most nutrient dense vegetable on the planet, so it is no surprise the Super Cress smoothie is packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant nutrients to help your body stay energized and on top of the world.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of Cress Valley Watercress Powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt.
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Fibre Frenzy

One of the easiest ways to get more fibre into your diet is to add it to your smoothie. Insoluble fibre is important to build more bulk, so food moves through you easier. Soluble fibre is important to help regulate your blood sugar levels and help reduce your cholesterol. The prebiotics are a great way to support all the good bacteria in your gut for better gut health.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons of Cress Valley Fibre Synergy
  • 1/2 cup acidophilus yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of manuka honey (optional)

Collagen Glow

Adding collagen to your smoothies is a great way to take your daily collagen. Here is a tasty smoothie to try.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  • Small handful organic acai berries
  • Small handful of goji berries
  • Dash of orange juice
  • Small handful of dates
  • Small handful of ground almonds
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons of Cress Valley Marine Collagen

 Calm and Collected

Cress Valley Organic Calming Botanicals contains Ashwagandha, Maca and Passion Flower to naturally support the bodies stress response, anxiety, adrenal health, sleep, immunity, daily energy and libido. With all these fantastic benefits in one complete blend, Calming Botanicals makes an excellent addition to your favourite smoothie. Here is a recipe to try.

  • 1 banana, frozen (or fresh)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 
  • 1 teaspoon Cress Valley Organic Calming Botanicals 

Breakfast Kick Starter

For an all rounded nutritional powerhouse, the Breakfast Kick Starter is perfect for those wanting a convenient pick-me-up in the morning. With Super Greens, Fruits and Veggies this smoothie covers a wide range of nutritional bases.

The above recipes are guides to get you started. Feel free to mix and match ingredients and combinations to suit your preferred liking or health objective.

These recipes illustrate how simple it is to make a smoothie that can be incorporated into your daily routine. So if you are a smoothie novice, start today and your body will thank your for elevated energy, better mental clarity and improved overall health and wellbeing.

 

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