Get your smoothie on this Summer!

Smoothies or juices are the perfect meal replacement when you are on the go and don’t have time to whip up a meal, especially many of us who run hotels, states Sean Granger, GM of Granny Mouse Country House & Spa.

Smoothies are made from whole foods and are thicker drinks that are blended, whilst juices are the extracts of liquids from fruits and veggies. Both pack a healthy nutritious hit and it really depends on what you prefer.

Smoothies, generally with the blend of whole foods, contain all the nutrients as nothing is discarded. One generally adds yoghurt, a protein powder, or any protein and fat such as avocado, ginger, mint, or matcha (green tea which contains antioxidants). When having a smoothie it also makes you feel fuller for longer just as you would if you had a solid meal.

Vegetables are not for everyone, and while some people love them, others really don’t and will go for weeks or days without having healthy veg in their diet, so having a juice fills that gap. Even a small portion can provide the nutrient equivalent of several servings of fruits and veggies.

You can add things like beetroot, carrots and spinach, and mix with fruits to give it that sweetness.

Just remember both have their pros and cons and you need to take in what your body needs and is right for you.

Strawberry Green Goddess Smoothie

Try this tasty breakfast smoothie to start your day, pairing sweet fruit with nutritious spinach and avocado for a dose of calcium, vitamin C, folate and fibre


  • 160g ripe strawberries, hulled
  • 160g baby spinach
  • 1 small avocado, halved and the flesh scooped out
  • 150ml pot bio yogurt
  • 2 small oranges, juiced, plus ½ tsp finely grated zest


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until completely smooth.
  2. If it’s a little thick, add a drop of chilled water then blitz again.
  3. Pour into glasses and drink straight away.

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