It's that time of year again. Our social calendar starts to fill out and our errands list grows ever-longer. Life is a little more hectic around Christmas!
Don't let your sound food choices fly out the window just because you are busier and possibly not at home as much. Plan ahead with a simple and nutritious shake recipe to get your through the hunger pangs without reaching for the energy bar or making a snack pit stop at the servo.
Our tips for a healthy shake recipe:
Be aware of the sugar content and aim to keep it low by choosing greek yogurt over flavoured (often low fat yogurts are packed with sugar) or almond and coconut milk over cows milk.
1-2 servings of fruit is plenty to give you the sweet taste. Too much more than that and you risk raising the sugar content a lot again.
Watch your portion size. It's easy to over consume on a liquid snack so be sure to only prepare enough for yourself and not an army!
Shakes are such an easy way to cram more veggies into your day so dont skimp on the veg! Kale, spinach, celery, cucumber and cauliflower are our favourites (not necessarily all together) but there really is no limit here!
1 handful spinach (about 50g), roughly chopped
100g broccoli florets, roughly chopped
2 celery sticks
4 tbsp desiccated coconut
300ml rice or almond milk (good dairy alternatives)
¼ tsp spirulina or 1 scoop of greens powder or vegan protein powder (optional)
Whizz 300ml water and the ingredients in a blender until smooth.