It’s hard to beat a smoothie for taste, but they’re often packed with far more sugar than we’d care to believe. Even fruit-based smoothies are sometimes called out for their natural sugars. But let’s not demonise our fruity friends. It’s time to take a collective deep breath and consider the benefits of some fruity favourites.
Did you know pineapple contains considerable amounts of calcium, potassium, fibre and vitamin C, while mango features compounds that serve as antioxidants that reduce free radicals in the body. We all know bananas are packed with potassium, but they’re also rich in bioactive compounds that exert positive effects on general health and wellbeing. Oh, and kiwifruit, not exclusive to our Kiwi friends, is rich in vitamin C and a good source of folate, potassium and dietary fibre. Fair to say it packs a punch!
But let’s be honest, if we surveyed a bunch of people on their preferred way to consume fruit, most would surely pick the smoothie option. Surely?! The team at Premedy sure would, so that’s why we’re sharing an office favourite, our Premedy green smoothie:
Prep time: 10 mins
¼ cup fresh chopped pineapple
½ a mango, chopped
1 banana, frozen
½ a kiwifruit, chopped; save other half to decorate
1 cup of spinach
Squeeze of lime
1 cup of almond milk
½ cup of water
- Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with slice of kiwifruit and mint.
- Smoothie can be kept in the fridge overnight to be enjoyed the next day.
- To save time in the morning, chop kiwi, mango and pineapple the night before and keep in fridge in sealed container.