Smoothies and juices are a brilliant way to help you get your five a day. So many nutrients can be packed into just one small drink but the best part is, they can be made to taste really good as well.
The first thing to decide is whether you want to make smoothies or juices. This will affect the type of machine you buy to make your drinks. Smoothie makers will simply blend everything together, whereas a juicing machine will remove the pulp from fruits and vegetables. Juices tend to be lower in calories but this also means that they won’t be as filling and satisfying. The drinks may also lose some nutritional content as fibre will be lost in the juicing process.
You can find lots of recipes very easily to make health drinks. As you become more adventurous, you may also want to begin adding new ingredients to bulk your drinks out, like chia seeds or protein powder.