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How to make a super smoothie

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Smoothies can be a great way to up your fruit and veg intake, as well as hit your vitamin and mineral requirements every day. It's a great hack to sneak in nutrition if that doesn't come naturally to you!

Skip sugar-laden store varieties and blitz up your own. Not only is this far healthier, but it will also work out much cheaper too.

If you want to take it out with you, invest in a mason jar - or just re-use a 500ml jar from your kitchen cupboards.

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Liquid base
Choose 1 (depending on the other ingredients you use, you will need 1-2 cups of the following).

plant-based milk
filtered water
coconut water
herbal tea

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Fruit & veg
Choose 2 (these can be fresh or snap-frozen, whatever you have to hand).

banana
berries
mango
pear
kiwi fruit
avocado
leafy greens

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Protein
Choose 1 (a heaped tablespoon should be enough).

oats
chia seeds
hemp seeds
nuts/seeds
nut butter
plant-based yoghurt

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Spices
Choose 1-2 (add according to taste).

cinnamon
nutmeg
vanilla extract
maple syrup
mint leaves

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Superfoods
Choose 1 (up to 1 tablespoon).

flaxseed
coconut oil
goji berries
acai
baobab
cacao
maca

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How did you go? Let us know what your fave combos are in the comments section!

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