Smoothie

Winter Boosters-Juices,Smoothies and Soups.

JUICE IT!-Orange & Carrot Super Juicer

Without stating the obvious super C vitamin!
What else can this little juicer do for you?
Provide Vitamin’s A, K, C, E, B +B6! Carrots are said to help with high blood pressure, and eaten raw have good healing antiseptic properties!

SMOOTH IT!-Banana Rama

Full of good stuff, Vitamin A, iron, fibre, potassium-needless to say a slow release of energy.

BANANA & HONEY SMOOTHIE.

1 cup of low fat natural yogurt, 1 banana, and a spoon of Honey.
Blitz and drink.
This smooth operator will have healing benefits from the honey, friendly bacteria from the yogurt and a give you energy with goodness. ENJOY!

SOUP IT!- Beetroot

‘Beet the Heat ‘ Winter Warmer Soup.
Beetroot and Chilli soup.
Half and Onion, 2 cloves of garlic, ½ pint Vegetable stock, 5-6 Beetroots (cooked, peeled and diced) ¼ teaspoon Chilli powder (add more later if you dare!)
Brown onions & garlic in a little oil, add beetroots, vegetable stock and chilli.
Cook on a low heat for 15 minutes, Blitz to a smooth consistency, add more stock if required. Garnish with chopped fresh Chilli’s and Basil leaves.

GREAT FOR DETOXING. CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF VITAMIN C,IRON, ZINC.
ENHANCES STAMINA.REDUCES EXHAUSTION.

By Kirsty Kemp Fitness Professional at Rainham.

A FEW MORE WORDS ON BEETROOT FROM AMY AT SITTINGBOURNE:-
A great mix of calcium, manganese, Iron, potassium and packed full of anti cancer, anti inflammatory antioxidants, Beetroot is a brilliant Superfood that keeps the liver healthy and boosts the immune system. Try it in salads, in sandwiches or even roasted!

NOW SOME RECIPIES FROM BEXLEY:

Cardio Workout Recovery Drink, the Banana Berry Smoothie.

1 large ripe banana, 100g blueberries, 200g natural yoghurt, 1tsp honey, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tbsp ground flaxseeds, shelled hempseeds or oat bran.
Blend all the ingredients together to make a great post-cardio shake for a faster recovery.

Make the shake before your workout and keep in a cooling flask.
The shake contains natural sugars for glycogen replenishment, a range of amino acids and antioxidants for cellular repair and regeneration, and omega 3 fatty acids as well.

Energy Drink for Endurance Events-the Apple and Honey Booster.

600ml unsweetened apple juice, 400ml filtered water, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, 1tsp honey, 1/4tsp quality sea salt, Himalayan pink salt or rock salt and 1 heaped tsp (7g) coconut butter (optional, best to be added if the drink is being made for long events, ie, a marathon or a triathlon)
Mix or blend all the ingredients well, and place in a bottle or other preferred container. These measures of ingredients will make approx 1 litre.
The honey and apple juice are simple sugars that give you instant energy,whilst the salt will help prevent cramping.

Coconut oil will also assist with long endurance events as it has medium- chain triglycerides that are used as an immediate source of energy rather than being stored as fat.
So why not give it a try of you are preparing for a long endurance event, or are wanting to try a new energy drink when visiting the gym.

Emma Driskel Fitness Professional @Bexley

Smoothie photo by Suat Eman-Courtesey of Free Digital Photos

19/11/2010