23/04/2021

Friday Food Club: Ginger, apple & banana smoothie

23/04/2021

Friday Food Club: Ginger, apple & banana smoothie

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Smoothies have become big business recently, with nearly a quarter (23%) of 25-34-year-olds in the UK admitting to drinking smoothies at least once a day. 

It’s rare to pass by the drinks section of your local supermarket without seeing the best blends offered by the biggest smoothie companies, and every self-respecting breakfast spot has a superfood smoothie to fuel you up for the day ahead.

It’s easy to see the appeal. Smoothies are packed with healthy fruits and vegetables, they count towards your 5-a-day, they take minutes to prepare, and they taste delicious. What’s not to like?

In this week’s Friday Food Club, the team at Ludo’s Primal Wellness has put together a recipe for a 5-star smoothie that’s super healthy, can be prepped in minutes, and is a great way to fuel up in the morning, give yourself a boost in the afternoon, or enjoy any time of day.

Cooking time

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: Absolutely zero

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250ml) milk, reduced fat (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 scoop Supernova natural protein powder (https://supernovaliving.com/) or equivalent 
  • 1 cup (40g) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 banana (large) frozen
  • 1 apple roughly chopped
  • 1⁄4 avocado
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Step by step guide

  • Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve 
  • (Yes, it really is that simple!)

3 health benefits of a ginger, apple & banana smoothie

  • Ginger is known for its medicinal qualities – there’s a reason people use ginger ale to settle their stomachs. It reduces nausea, and can protect you from common illnesses like the cold or flu. 
  • An apple a day may really keep the doctor away – research shows apples are great for fending off various diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Bananas are a great source of potassium, contain powerful antioxidants, and can reduce the risk of heart disease and degenerative illnesses. 

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