Nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador, Zoe Bingley-Pullin shares her favourite smoothie recipes and her top tips for ensuring they pack a nutritional punch.
1 Granny Smith apple
1 small cucumber
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup Vitasoy Soy Milky Lite
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.
Why Zoe loves it: It’s high in calcium and Vitasoy Milky Lite is made using Australian-grown whole soybeans. It also has a great milky taste.
Berry Chia Smoothie
1½ cups Vitasoy Soy or Almond Milk
150g natural yoghurt
⅓ cup of frozen berries
1 tbsp chia seeds
handful of ice cubes
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy
Why Zoe loves it: Not only is it nice and refreshing, it’s also packed with protein to help fill me up.
Zoe’s top tips for making a nutrition smoothie:
- Vary your greens: Kale and spinach aren’t the only vegetables you can add to a green smoothie. Herbs like parsley, mint and basil will add a burst of flavour and also provide vitamins. Avocado is also a great addition as it has a lovely creamy consistency and is full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
- Look at food combinations to maximise nutrition: Look to combine foods in your smoothies so that you pack the best nutritional punch possible. We know that vitamin C boosts iron absorption in the body, so a smoothie with berries, spinach and soy milk would provide a vitamin C and iron combination.
- Treat yourself occasionally: Enjoy an indulgent smoothie sometimes, including your favourite foods. A little indulgence can help you keep your balance.
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Venessa began life in health and fitness, as a group fitness instructor in the UK. Traveling was also a big passion, so what better way to see the world – working along the way? She qualified and worked in Pilates and Gyrotonics studios whilst living in HK and SA. Since moving to Sydney Venessa has studied Yoga and Health Coaching to add to the mix, and started her own business, helping her clients to tune in, chill out and live life to the fullest.