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?
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.
Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: Absolutely zero
1 cup (250ml) milk, reduced fat (or dairy-free alternative)1 scoop Supernova natural protein powder (https://supernovaliving.com/) or equivalent1 cup (40g) baby spinach leaves1 banana (large) frozen1 apple roughly chopped1⁄4 avocado1 tsp fresh ginger chopped or 1/4 tsp ground gingerA pinch of ground cinnamon4-6 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(And that’s it – 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.