RECIPES: You smoothie! You beauty!

Smoothies are a great way to pack heaps of nutrients into one quick meal, as these recipes from The Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter demonstrate.

Strawberries & crème smoothie

Deliciously sweet yet low in calories, strawberries are also packed with antioxidants that nourish your body. Like bananas, they freeze well, so pop some in the freezer and you’ll be good to go.

Serves 2
150g (1 cup) strawberries – frozen
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup rice milk or almond milk
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein
If you’re looking to boost your omega-3 and fibre intake, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, golden flaxseed or LSA.
Combine all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Sip slowly and enjoy the goodness.

Beauty smoothie

The secret to glowing skin is simple: eat lots of fruit and vegetables and make sure you are feeding your skin with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein to nourish it from the inside out. This smoothie is high in hydrating, restorative minerals and antioxidants to give your skin the goodness it craves.

Serves 2
1½ cups coconut water 
1 cup frozen blueberries
4 leaves of baby cos (romaine) lettuce
1 tablespoon coconut yoghurt (or your choice of natural Greek-style yoghurt or kefir)
small handful of goji berries
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed or whole chia seeds
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI Protein
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Organic Superfood
Combine all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy your new skincare regime!

Teresa Cutter, aka The Healthy Chef, is one of Australia’s leading authorities on healthy cooking. A chef, nutritionist and fitness professional, she is author of the Purely Delicious and Healthy Baking cookbooks, available from The Healthy Chef Recipe App is available from the App Store and Google Play.