I don't know about you, but this extended winter that we're having has really put me into hibernation mode!
It also seems to have put me into 'eating mode'. Afternoons at around 4pm have become a bit of a low energy point leaving me thinking about tea and chocolate.
An afternoon smoothie has become my afternoon pick me up life-saver!
They taste good, they are a great energy boost and they are full of great ingredients. My kids really like them too, so they are a winner all round. :)
I know a lot of people just chuck things in a blender and create something good, but I find I'm better following a recipe. I had to stock up on a few items, but now I have them I can have a smoothie in my hand in minutes.
My current favourites are from Deliciously Ella. The Blueberry and Banana Breakfast Smoothie, Mango and Cashew Smoothie and the Banana, Date and Almond Shake are regular 4pm favourites. The Chai Latte is amazing at any time of day and is a great alternative to coffee and the Date Shake, is perfect if you're craving something really sweet!
If you like the sound of these smoothies you can find the recipes on the Deliciously Ella app or on the website and there are lots and lots of healthy and very tasty ideas to choose from. As well as smoothies there are also great recipes for breakfast, main meals, salads, sides and sweets.