How can I stay on track this winter?
It can be tough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine throughout the winter months. With the darker nights, Halloween and Christmas coming up, it’s easy to let your healthy habits slide and enjoy a few months of indulgence.
To help keep you on track, we’ve teamed up with smoothie expert Lydia (check out her insta, @alkalinelydia) who shared some of her favourite recipes, utilising loads of gorgeous, fresh winter fruits and vegetables. Simply whiz up all of the ingredients in your blender, and enjoy.
A smoothie is the perfect way to ensure you stay on track throughout the winter months and to ensure you’re getting your 5-a-day. Whether you like to sip on a smoothie throughout the day or start your day with a nutritional punch, they are packed full of vitamins and minerals to ensure you stay happy and healthy throughout winter.
Winter fruits and vegetables
Using seasonal fruit and vegetables in your smoothies will ensure your smoothie is absolutely jam-packed full of nutrients. Seasonal fruits and vegetables retain more nutrients than their out-of-season counterparts, as they’re picked and packed when they’re fully ripe and developed. This isn’t to say that all of your smoothie ingredients need to be seasonal, but it’s important to ensure you pick a few winter fruits and vegetables for your smoothie each day.
Some of the best seasonal produce includes:
The ultimate winter smoothie recipes!
The vitamin C booster
Get your daily dose of vitamin C with this immune-boosting smoothie recipe. The ginger and turmeric in this recipe will boost the immune system, helping to decrease inflammation within the body and provide it with some incredible antioxidants.
1 Ripe Banana
1 Medium Carrot
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Chopped Ginger
½ tsp Fresh Turmeric
1 Cup Liquid of Your Choice (we chose almond milk)
Immune boosting spinach smoothie
This smoothie recipe calls for out-of-season fruit, so make sure you get your hands on some frozen fruit to ensure you’re maximising your nutrient intake. This smoothie is full of iron, protein and healthy fats making it the perfect start to your day.
'We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather, appreciating all of the things we do have' Who said smoothie bowls were just for breakfast, eh? Still got a broken right hand so attempting a smoothie bowl with my left hand was SO challenging! ? Inspired by the insanely talented @rachelrenelorton using @coyo_uk yogurt, @teapigs Matcha powder and @nutriseeduk Chia Seeds and Spinach Powder and my FAVE gadget in the world from @vitamix Life= ??
2 Cups Spinach
A Few Handfuls of Frozen Mango
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Cup Liquid
And there you have it, the perfect way to ensure you stay super fit and healthy throughout the winter.