Tuesday, 29 March 2016


Another Fantastic Smoothie Idea!

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of getting in the habit of including Fruits and / or Vegetables in your daily diet, and what fun way to do it than with a home made Smoothie! If you have been following my blogs and Lesley's Healthy Tips Facebook page, then you will know that I am a Fruit Smoothie addict! I prepare my own Fruit Smoothies every morning and have it throughout the day. It helps me to curb those nagging sugar cravings, and is without doubt, a much healthier option to the sugary and icing drenched Donuts, biscuits, cakes and other pastries. It's sweet taste does the job well!

Today I decided to try something different...to incorporate a bit of "greens" into my Smoothie. I must admit I was a bit unsure what the end product would taste like, as where I use plenty Vegetables and Fruits in my beverages, I have never used Veggies in my Smoothies.

Kale (2-3 handful)
1 Banana
A dollop of Peanut Butter for a sweet crunch (substitute with honey if allergic to nuts)
Almond, Coconut or Soy Milk
Chia Seeds

Throw them all in your Smoothie Maker and Voila....that's all!

What's in Green Smoothie Surprise (Health Benefits):


is known for lowering Cholesterol, lowering risk of Cancer (including bladder, colon, ovary, prostate and breast) good for detox or body cleansing. (ref: the world's healthiest foods) It consists of 0% saturated Fat, 0% Cholesterol, 1% total fat, 3% Carbohydrates.  


has cardiovascular (heart) and digestive benefits, very low fat (less than 4% of its calories come from fat), 0% Cholesterol. 

Peanut Butter

might not be necessarily low in fat, but the fat it contains is the heart healthy mono-unsaturated kind and Peanut Butter has scores of health benefits; full of Protein as well as Potassium which lowers risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Fibre for bowel health, Magnesium to strengthen bones and muscles; and is a good source of Vitamin E, antioxidants and Folic  

Almond Milk

has 0% Cholesterol and 0% Lactose (good if you are Lactose Intolerant). Helps with weight management, good for the heart, strengthen bones and muscles, keeps the skin glowing, very low impact on your blood sugar, keeps digestion in check and doesn't need to be refrigerated.

 Chia Seeds

very low in calories, gluten-free, loaded with antioxidants, low carbohydrate, high in fibre and protein which means it should be able to help with weight loss, high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, lowers risk of heart disease and type 2 Diabetes, improves exercise performance similar to that of a sports drink.

Have fun making the Green Smoothie Surprise and enjoy!

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Lesley C :)

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