Blueberry, Pear, Mint and Elderflower Smoothie

March 21, 2014

Adding in some extra nutrition to your diet doesn't mean sticking to one thing, that is a sure fire way of getting fed up with 'healthy eating' very quickly.

I've said it before but my rule of everything in moderation has always worked for me, so this is the approach I take when I ramp up my fitness and nutrition game after a bit of over indulgence.

Moderation also applies to the fruits and vegetables you include in any eating plan, don't just stick to the obvious or the mundane. Mix it up and include something new so that if you are holding back from those treats you really fancy you don't feel entirely deprived of 'fun' stuff, harness the excitement of trying something new.

Ingredients: To make 1 large smoothie

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup filtered water
10-15 fresh mint leaves
1 tblsp elderflower syrup/cordial (In the US i've found this in Ikea)
1/2 poached or canned pear (only used the canned pears if they are in juice)
1/2 cup pear juice or pear poaching juice


Blend. This will make really big smoothie, I usually have half in the morning and save the rest for a post work pick me up.

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