These smoothie recipes are so quick and easy to make and use ingredients that you would normally have at home so no need for extra supermarket trips. With the exception being chia seeds which you can get from the Chia Charge Shop. If you are new to chia seeds and what to know a bit more there is some great information with all the nutritional information Here.
Having learnt from top dietitian Renee McGregor that a post exercise drink should contain a decent amount of Carbs and protein to aid recovery ready for your next session and that chocolate milk is a great drink for this, I decided to try a smoothie which has carbs in the form of the banana and milk and protein from Greek yoghurt, nut butter and milk. The result was a super tasty thick smoothie which I am sure will go down well with everyone who likes bananas and nuts!
All you need to make this (serves 1 large or 2 small glasses) is:
Stick all ingredients except the cinnamon into a blender and mix until smooth, place in glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
If you are interested in sports nutrition Renee who I mentioned above is the perfect person to get in touch with, she also has a highly rated book which is easy to understand with great recipes too and the chia charge flapjacks are a recommended snack! You can find out more about Renee Here and read some of her advice on the blog Here and Here.
Back to the drinks and I know many people like to have a coffee, I am not a huge fan but decided to try making a latte smoothie using others a tasters and they liked the results so here are 2 variations:
To make this (serves 2) you will need:
I also made an adaption of the same drink above by adding 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and a handful of frozen (or fresh) strawberries, it makes a equally great tasting drink.
This is a really simple and convenient way to add more chia seeds to your diet!
The seeds will take 10-20 minutes to hydrate
You are making a real food drink with real food, so it might take a tiny bit of attention and a few extra seconds, but like anything once you've worked out your system, it will become second nature.