Top food and exercise boffin Dec Gilmore of NNSport Coaching Gives us his view on what makes up a good smoothie
By Declan Gilmore
They are not a substitute for whole seasonal foods - but these delicious smoothies are great on the go or if you are too rushed for breakfast.
Because everything is blended the nutrients are absorbed quickly and ideal for pre/post workout or exercise.
There are thousands of recipes from the really tasty to the down right disgusting!
Try keep the sugars to a minimum and to avoid a spike in the blood sugar levels.
Don't over do the amount of fruit but add more veg instead, use the 80/20 rule. I mix and match whatever I have but some of my staples are ...
Mixed seeds - ground up as they are easier to digest and they are full of protein and will fill you up
A handful of organic porridge oats -low GI carbs
Kefir milk - brilliant probiotics
Greens like Kale or fresh spinach - Vitamin K and essential minerals
Fresh raw beetroot- packed with nutrients and antioxidants
Happy Blending Folks !!
I am an IINH qualified (higher diploma) nutrition and health coach specialising in sports performance where I incorporate my passion for local seasonal whole-foods with training, injury prevention, hydration and sleep advice. I design individual, realistic and sustainable plans to suit all ages and levels involved in sport.
H-Dip IINH Nutrition & Health Coach