Home Treats sent me their drinking jar glass to enjoy for the summer and I thought it was the perfect glass for my healthy smoothies. The drinking jar is basically a mason glass jar but it doesn’t come with a lid. Never fear though, it’s really easy to add your own lid and if you’re a bit crafty you can add a hole for a straw too, something I intend to do when I get round to it. The cost of the 15 oz drinking jar is £4.97, not bad, but I do wish it was supplied with a lid in all honesty. I do love it though and it’s being put to good use now I’ve finally picked up a Breville Active Blend.
I thought I would share one of the healthy smoothies I’ve added to my diet. It’s full of goodness and it’s the perfect drink to enjoy on hot sunny days. Here’s what you need:
- Frozen fruit. I’m super lazy and I picked up the a packet of Love Smoothies, Pash ‘n’ Shoot from Ocado – £4.97 for 700g. The servings are already split up for you into individual bags and each bag contains 140g of passionfruit, pineapple and mango.
- 200ml Coconut milk. I used the Alpro Original Coconut with rice – £1.79 for 1 litre
- 1 tsp Wheatgrass powder. I used the Bioglan Superfoods Wheat Grass Powder – £5.99 for 100g
Place all of the ingredients in your blender, blitz it and enjoy! You can definitely taste the wheat grass and initially you will think you’re drinking a lawn! You will get used to it though and it’s worth knowing that you’re getting a whole load of goodness that will set you up for the day.
One teaspoon of the wheat grass powder gives you amino acids, Chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and 92 minerals to help count towards one of your 5 a day. It’s like eating a whole load of green leafy veg but without all the chewing, pretty good! The coconut milk can be replaced with apple juice or any other liquid you fancy. I have used coconut in this smoothie as it contains only 40 kcal per serving. Next time I will use coconut water as sadly it was out of stock when I went to the shop. The milk does taste great though!
So here’s what the finished smoothie looks like in the Home Treats drinking glass – green equals healthy right? If you don’t like wheat grass you could try my daughter’s favourite smoothie instead. Elle loves to add 70g of frozen raspberries with 70g of frozen raspberries and 200ml of Orange and Mango juice.
Do you have a good smoothie recipe to share? Let me know in the comments below, this is a whole new world to me.