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Recipe: Super Easy Healthy Banana Milkshake

Easy Banana Milkshake Recipe

You might have seen my post on my crazy relationship with bananas, but it’s by far one of my favourite flavours. Up until recently I would devour a ready made banana milkshake from the supermarket in no time, but of course they’re hideously unhealthy and full of sugars and preservatives. I put together this healthy banana milkshake recipe earlier in the week when we had one grim looking, over ripe banana left that Boyfriend was going to throw away. Smoothies and milkshakes are a great way to use up slightly bad fruit and vegetables.

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You can use 1 or 2 bananas for one serving. The more you use, the thicker the milkshake will be. I’ve tried both and I actually prefer just using 1 banana, but you can chuck in an extra one to get more fruit into your diet.

I used our Cooks Multi Blender, that I introduced to you in my Fresh Fruit Smoothie recipe, for this milkshake. It’s so easy to use and clean!

// Peel the banana(s) and break into smaller pieces with your fingers. Pop into the blender, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey and fill up with milk. Whizz up and it’s done!

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Tip: If you find yourself needing to add more milk after you’ve poured the milkshake into your glass, make sure you mix it with a spoon afterwards or the milk might collect in the bottom without mixing with your drink.

The great thing about this recipe is that it gives you a sugary boost, but only uses natural sugars and it actually contains fruit, unlike those ready made supermarket milkshakes!!

Loves x xx

P.S. If you liked this post, you might like my other super easy recipes!

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Eating Well: Easy 5 a Day

How to eat more fruit and vegetables

Today I’m going to share some tips on fun and easy ways to squeeze your five-a-day of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. I find adding up my 5-a-day is such a chore and I really dislike most fruit, you will honestly never ever find me eating a banana or an apple, so I have to come up with much more imaginative ways to get some nutrients in my body.

Breakfast // I find avocados are a great breakfast accompaniment. They go well with eggs, bacon, cheese, smoked salmon, bagels or even just in between toasted bread with a bit of butter or olive oil.
If you’re a cereal fan, try slicing up some strawberries or cherries to add to your cornflakes/granola etc

Lunch // Easy, peasy! Salad in your sandwich or salad on the side.
Add a soup to accompany your usual lunch choice. A lot of fresh soups state on the packet if they are one of your five a day, such as Tomato, Carrot & Coriander and Butternut Squash. You could also make your own homemade soups full of your favourite ingredients.
Put together a selection of beans and other veg, such as kidney beans and sweetcorn, to create a bean salad.
Some tins of baked beans and spaghetti, such as Heinz, contain one of your five a day.
My favourite lunch is a pile of salad leaves and a cooked salmon fillet flaked over the top – super tasty!

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Snack // Swap afternoon biscuits for some dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries or cherries; Great for grazing and you still have that sugary taste for those sweet tooths.
Chunks of carrot or celery can be jazzed up with your favourite dip. Houmous is an obvious one, but my current favourite is mango chutney.
I’ve also been known to eat raw mushrooms or fresh, shelled peas as a snack; Perhaps an odd choice, but if you have a favourite veg try and work it into your daily routine no matter how odd it seems.

Drinks // Don’t forget your fresh juices and smoothies. Shop bought or home made, these are a super tasty way to get the goodness in!

Evening Meal // Load your pasta with chunky fresh veg such as asparagus and brocolli, even tortellini and ravioli are great with some broad beans or topped with a salad.
Create your own pasta sauces with a tin of chopped tomatoes as the base.
Add garden peas, baby sweetcorn or sliced baby courgettes to rice dishes.
Swap your potatoes with sweet potatoes.
Swap mashed potatoes with carrot & swede or butternut squash mash.

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Desert // Add fresh fruit to your ice cream or cheesecake.
Cherries go great with a piece of hot chocolate fudge cake.
Dip strawberries in chocolate and leave to cool.
Some frozen lollies are now made with real juice and therefore contain one of your five a day.

Don’t forget to stock up your freezer with frozen veg too! If you can’t keep up to having fresh fruit and veg, frozen is a great alternative. You can also get tinned fruits for your cupboard such as peach slices and pineapple chunks. Perfect for a rainy day :)

There you have it.. and you don’t even have to give up your fave treats just to squeeze in some fruit and veg!

If you’ve got any great tips of your own, please share them in the comments or @me on Twitter!

Loves x xx

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