Embrace the freshness, one smoothie at a time
We love nothing better than heading out to our local grocery store and going shopping for the freshest ingredients to throw into our smoothies and juices. There's something relaxing about walking up and down the aisles, as you put fresh and colourful produce into your basket or trolley.
There is so much to choose from when it comes to picking and choosing the right ingredients. There are so many new creations to try. But what about keeping produce fresh for the next time you need a smoothie? Life catches up to us and sometimes we forget to use a certain ingredient before its expiry date.
We don't want to waste food and we want to remain environmentally-friendly. So we've started to think smarter about how we store our fruit and vegetables, and we definitely recommend using reusable bags to store your produce in the freezer for the next time you have a smoothie craving. This is so you don't have to run to the shops again and again to get your fresh produce or waste money by throwing food out.
Our plan of action is simple, we go to the shops, buy a heap of produce and once we get home, we sort it all out. We put some in the fridge to use for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then we cut up a heap of the remaining fruit and vegetables, put them in reusable bags and put them in the freezer for later. That way whenever we want a smoothie we don't have to worry about prepping.
Speaking of smoothies, we have another one of our favourites for you to try.
1/4 cup of finely sliced mango
One tablespoon of chia seeds
Two tablespoons of pineapple juice
1/4 cup of finely sliced broccoli
Your preferred milk, we love almond milk with this one!
Lychee - Rich in Vitamin C and dietary fibre, lychees are also great for your skin and is known to treat inflammation. It also contains antioxidants, copper, rutin and Vitamin E.
Mango - Mangoes are not only delicious and provides the perfect base for any smoothie, but it is also a low-calorie fruit that is high in fibre, a great source of Vitamins A and C, magnesium and potassium.
Pineapple - The perfect way to sweeten up a smoothie and boost your immune system, pineapple is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants and low in calories.
Broccoli - Broccoli may seem like a strange vegetable to include in a smoothie, but it's packed with fibre, protein, folate acid and B vitamins. We just recommend putting something sweet like pineapple juice in with it. Not to mention broccoli also provides you with potassium, calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A, C, E, K.
Chia Seeds - Chia seeds are high in Omega - 3 Fatty Acids. It also has protein, antioxidants, fibre and a range of other amazing nutrients. Yummy!