The humble smoothie has become a firm favourite among those looking to get healthier and boost their fruit intake. However, as with all things, we humans sometimes miss the mark despite trying our best, and you’ll find many supposedly healthy recipes calling for a ton of hidden artificial sweeteners and even sugar. We at Komati Foods are firm believers that there’s no need to spoil the many health benefits of a delectable fruit shake with these unnecessary additions. With the right fruits, you’ll find your smoothies will be luxuriant, sweet and delicious- and much healthier too! Take a look at some of our favourites, and we’re certain you’ll agree!
The key to a perfect, indulgent and yet healthy smoothie comes in balancing the ingredients to provide a natural sweet taste. Depending on the ingredients you choose, the humble smoothie can offer a host of other health benefits too, from soothing an unruly digestion through to boosting your immune system to ward off seasonal colds. And best of all, it will still taste great!
Tummy-soothing ginger and banana
Banana is packed with potassium, and super-easy for even the most unruly tummy to digest. Ginger helps calm stomach cramps, improve digestion and much more. What do you get when you combine them? A super-delicious tummy soothing smoothie you’ll simply love. Combine ½ tsp of ginger with 1 tsp of honey, 1 ripe banana and 200g of low fat vanilla yogurt, and you have a delectable smoothie you’ll simply love.
If you’re secretly craving a double thick milkshake, this delectable tropical treat will satisfy you wholly. Cut a papaya into chunks, add 200g of fat-free yogurt, 100 g each of fresh pineapple chunks and crushed ice, 1 tsp of ground flax seeds and 1 tsp of coconut flakes, blitz together until thick and smooth and you’re ready to go!
Remember, just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it can’t taste great too! Komati Foods likes to encourage health from the inside- and these tasty, no-sugar-added smoothies are sure to set you up for a great day.