So yesterday I had a cheat day, it was impossible not to. First of all I attended a conference in a hotel that had a carvery for lunch so I treated myself to roast beef with gravy, cabbage and a medley of vegetables, it was delicious! However after the conference I decided to pop in and visit my aunt who lives near enough to the hotel where the conference was on. I of course ended up staying for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed a carb hearty feast of Chicken, leak and mushroom pie with pastry and roast potatoes galore! I wolfed it down to say the least.
Consequently I awoke this morning intent on getting back to my normal routine starting with this yummy smoothie! This is one of the easiest smoothies to make in the world. It only contains 3 ingredients: Natural yogurt, frozen berries and coconut water.
That’s it! Simple right. I literally throw all of the ingredients into the blender and turn it on and a few seconds later I’m pouring myself a delicious, thick and tart smoothie. The sugar substitute I use in this smoothie, is the coconut water. Now yes guys the first few sips you have will be much more bitter than say if you were using honey to sweeten your smoothies, but you need to give your taste buds time to adjust. Once you give up sugar you begin to start noticing the natural sweetness in food, honestly it’s amazing! The coconut water is so natural and it gives the smoothie a wonderful flavour.
What is even better is the fact that all my ingredients are sourced from the cheap and cheerful supermarket Aldi. The frozen berries cost €1.89, the yogurt costs €0.55 and the coconut water costs €2.99 for a litre. The coconut water goes a long way so it is worth the cost in my opinion.
So there you have it, a quick, super easy, super cheap and nutritious snack that can be made in seconds with the simplest ingredients. Below I will leave the measurements I use of all the ingredients to create one glass of smoothie.
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The Busiest Bee 🙂
4 heaped tablespoons of frozen berries
3 heaped tablespoons of natural yogurt
small glass of coconut water
1) I usually begin by putting the berries in first
2) I pour the coconut water up to the top level of the berries (about a small glass worth)
3) Then the 3 tablespoons of yogurt goes in
4) Then you blitz the mixture for a few seconds and voila you will have a yummy berry low sugar/carb smoothie!