Often, it can be hard to meet all your nutritional needs in just three meals a day. If you snack healthy and fresh goodies, you’ll be able to fill in any nutritional gaps you may have. This help to minimise cravings (your body’s way of telling you you’re missing vital nutrients) and offers numerous health benefits.
Aside from this being insanely pretty, strawberries and acai make for a refreshing and detoxifying smoothie. Full of antioxidants to clear you skin, this one is great a great way to start your day if you’re feeling a bit run-down. Acai berries contain antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. They have more antioxidant content than other commonly eaten berries, such as cranberries, blueberries and strawberries, so just a small amount can lead to great health benefits! This smoothie offers increased overall level of energy and stamina, and may aid to combat fatigue and exhaustion. Whenever you need a boost, skip the coffee and simply whip this up in your blender – you will be ready to go in no time! Great for post-workout (add a scoop of protein for extra muscle-loving) or just as an afternoon snack to curb cravings.
The greek yoghurt makes this deliciously creamy, but be sure to opt for plain versions. Some are lightened with hidden sugars, sweeteners and flavours that could impact the healthfulness of the smoothie. Greek yogurt is made by separating out the liquid whey which results in a thicker texture with fewer carbohydrates and sugar, and more protein the regular yogurt. Protein is essential in keeping your satiated – no reaching for additional snacks! It is vital to cell growth, building muscle, and repairing tissue. In addition, Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics. These are microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast that normally live in your intestines, which promote good gut health and digestion.
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut water
- 1 cup plain greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp acai powder
- 10 hulled strawberries
- To garnish (optional)
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Dried lavender
- Goji berries
- Red fruit tea leaves
- Add ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
- Serve between two chilled glasses and garnish as desired.