Boost Your Smoothies with Healthy Additions
If you’re going to rise, you might as well shine!
For mighty mornings, try the following additions to your smoothies and smoothie bowls:
Muesli: Humble wholegrain oats in muesli are packed with fibre, naturally low in fat and salt and contain essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein. Plus, adding muesli to your morning smoothie or smoothie bowl will keep you fuller for longer!
Pecans: Deliciously nutrient rich, pecans contain dietary fibre, healthy fats, minerals; magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, vitamins; B1, B6 and plant sterols and omega-3s.
Walnuts: With one handful of walnuts daily you meet 100% of your healthy fat, alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), needs. On top of this, they provide magnesium, potassium, folate, dietary fibre, plant protein and antioxidants. They pair nicely with banana as a topping for smoothie bowls or muesli.
LSA: Made from ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds, LSA is an easy way to add extra nutrients to your muesli and smoothie bowls. LSA contains protein and provides a good dose of healthy omega-3 fats and minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium.
Kefir: A popular fermented milk drink full of probiotic bacteria and yeasts, adding Kefir to your smoothie will help to populate your gut with healthy bacteria.
Flax seeds: Also known as linseeds, flax seeds are a fantastic source of omega-3s. They are the richest plant source of ALA.
Almonds: Slivered, flaked, ground or whole – almonds are a super nut! Almonds contain healthy fats, vitamin E, protein, dietary fibre, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, calcium, antioxidants, plant sterols and potassium.
Chia Seeds: Texture your morning muesli with these little super seeds. Chia seeds contain omega 3 fats, fibre, protein, calcium, folate, phosphorus, iron, manganese, copper and potassium.