As many of us are working from home, this is the perfect opportunity to build keystone wellbeing habits. One of the simple habits we are recommending at Health@Work to support immunity during Coronavirus, is to aim for one healthy smoothie a day.
With these DIY smoothies, you’ll be consuming high-quality protein, fibre, good fats, antioxidants as well as them being extremely tasty.
All you have to do is follow the easy steps below. We understand that due to shopping restrictions it may not be possible to use certain ingredients, therefore you can use a number of preferred alternatives or miss certain steps if you need to.
Step 1: Wash your hands and get the Ice
Use 1-4 cubes for a thinner shake
Use 5-10 cubes for thicker shake
Step 2: Pick your fruit
My favourites are strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. For a thick shake, best to go with frozen over fresh. But feel free to throw anything in here, usually 3 items.
Step 3: Toss in some spinach or celery
You must be thinking, veggies in a smoothie? Spinach and celery are actually great vegetables to put in a shake. The best thing about them is that you won’t even taste it.
Step 4: Scoop some protein, if you have it
Add 1 or 2 scoops of a protein powder of your choice. Here are two of our favourites:
Bio-Trust Low Carb Protein Powder
Sun Warrior Protein Powder (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Step 5: Select a nut or seed
Don’t worry if you do not have these, it is something you can consider on your next essential shop. Aim for 1/3 of a small cup of nuts/seeds per shake. Make sure you choose something you’re not allergic to.