I love a delicious smoothie to start the day and this fantastic duo contain potent and nutrilicious blend of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and health-boosting ingredients. 

Being quite high in natural sugars, it’s always best to balance smoothies with an element of protein. In the case of all of my delicious blends, I add a handful of almonds, cashews or walnuts. The addition of nuts will lower the GI and decrease the rate at which the sugars from the fruit enter the bloodstream thus avoiding the dreaded sugar spike.

Both of these beauties have the same base – frozen banana, nuts, bee pollen and coconut nectar. Simply add to this base: chopped mango, chopped pineapple and the juice of 1 lime to create the ‘Tropical’ version and frozen blueberries and raspberries to create the ‘Belter’. A handful of each fruit is a good amount.

Blend until smooth and creamy and serve over ice. Adorn with a few fresh berries and some bee pollen; pastel, paper straws are optional!


We hope you have enjoyed reading this article from Hastings Independent Press. The future of this volunteer led, non-profit publication would be far more secure with the aid of a small donation. It only takes a minute and we would be very grateful.