SmoothieI’m probably preaching to the converted here, but a few weeks ago when I tidied up my room I discovered a box smoothie maker.

We should all eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg, and I certainly never had a problem with this, but how much fun are smoothies! I’m having almost as much fun making them as consuming the product. Not only are they good for you, they also taste great. I’ve almost gone off the chocolate in favour of smoothies.

I’m very fond of berries of all kinds. But being on a (student) budget buying fresh is just not always an option. So when I discovered that Sainsbury’s did a 3 for £5 deal on frozen fruit, I was sold. Ok, frozen fruit is no good for eating unprocessed, but for smoothies it’s perfect. It also has the added benefit of cooling everything to a nicely chilled temperature without the need for ice.

You’ll always find ½ a banana, a few tablespoons of natural yoghurt, and some pure apple or orange juice in my smoothies, but other than that they are never quite the same. Just like my lunchtime salads, creativity is my friend. My personal favourites are blueberry and strawberry, and pineapple and nectarine. This morning’s treat: Blueberry, pineapple, banana, and orange.


Recovery drink

Obviously there are (almost) no limits to what can be made into a smoothie. And while I really like my Torq recovery drink, when I fancy an alternative after a hard session, guess what comes out of the box? The good old smoothie maker! Some chopped up fruit, milk, maybe some protein powder if you feel you need to, blend and you have the perfect recovery drink.

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