I must confess I haven’t watch any of the Olympics but love a good recipe and totally love smoothies too, so when Aldi emailed me yesterday with these recipes and knowing there are a lot of Olympic, recipe and smoothie fans out there I thought I must share them!!!
These ‘Supershakes’ are made with all the right ingredients to give our G.B Olympians the very best chance of winning. They have been specially commissioned by a nutritionist for Aldi. Of course you and I can have a go at them too and what with the grey old Summer we seem to of had so far we all could do with boost, not to mention of course lots of us are doing an Olympian job entertaining the kids for the Summer!!! Though sure my two would love these too and once you drunk them at home I expect nothing less than ‘Gold medals’ or at least know you have been doing a bit of ‘sofa diving’ just like Hello it’s Gemma son has been doing
So here are four fantastic shakes, they so quick and easy and I think with every sip of one of these we feel better and even better each shake can be made for less than £1 not bad for an Olympian boost!!!
All of the recipes just blend all the ingredients together, then enjoy
Tom’s Healthy Hydrator (to help Tom Daley bring home gold in the 10m Platform Individual event – competes Friday 10/8)
89 cals, 1.9g protein, 19.3g carbohydrate, 0.6g fat, 2.9g fibre
Cost per portion: approx. 46p
100g kiwi flesh (approx one and a half kiwis) – Kiwi Fruit – 89p, pack of six
80g (2 inch piece) cucumber – Cucumber – 49p each
40g seedless red grapes- Seedless Red Grapes – £1.39, 500g
- It has the same carbohydrate concentration as a commercial isotonic drink designed to deliver optimum fluid and energy – but it’s healthier as it’s also packed with vitamin C and two and a half fruit/veg portions.
- The potassium it contains will enable fluid to empty quickly from the stomach and promote fluid absorption from the intestine, helping with the overall goal of staying hydrated.
The ‘Mo’tivater (Instant energiser drink to help Mo Farah bring home another medal – competes in 5,000m Wednesday 8/8)
Cost per portion: approx. 77p
100ml orange juice – Del Rivo Orange Juice – £1.29, 1 litre
2 fresh or tinned pineapple rings – Pineapple Slices – 47p, 225g
130g strawberries or raspberries – Strawberries – £1.49, 400g – Raspberries – 99p, 150g
¼ of a banana – Bananas – 68p per kg
- Rich in natural sugars. If you haven’t eaten for a couple of hours, it’s the perfect energy top up for drinking shortly before your workout or run.
- Contains antioxidant-rich berries and citrus, which also help zap the extra free radicals you produce when you do aerobic exercise.
- A good source of fibre which slows stomach-emptying. So though you’ll get some immediate energy, it’ll carry through too.
The Relay Wonder Woman Shake (to help the GB women’s 400m relay team bring home a medal – compete Friday 10/8)
193 cals, 5.9g protein, 30.4g carbohydrate, 5.6g fat, 2.9g fibre
Cost per portion: 83p
100g mango flesh (approx half a mango) – Mango – 89p each
75ml skimmed milk – Skimmed Milk – 79p, 2 pints
75ml orange juice – Del Rivo Orange Juice – £1.29, 1 litre
25g spinach leaves (available in selected stores) -Spinach – 79p, 200g
10g natural cashew nuts – Cashew nuts – 99p, 150g
Juice of half a lime – Limes – 69p each
- A good source of iron required for keeping the body energised – over a fifth of women aged 19-64 have intakes of iron below the lower reference nutrient intake – defined as the amount insufficient for all but 3% of the population.
- Also boosts intake of calcium for healthy bones, and antioxidants for healthy skin and immune system.
Team with a pot of yogurt or cereal bar to double as a light meal for women who are weight-watching.
The Age Defier (to help Richard Davison take home a medal in the equestrian Grand Prix – Grand Prix Special Tuesday 7/8 and gold medal Grand Prix Thursday 9/8)
229 cals, 6.8g protein, 29.7g carbohydrate, 9.2g fat, 2.7g fibre
Cost per portion: approx. 76p
125ml pomegranate juice drink – Pomegranate Juice Drink – 79p, 1 litre
100g blueberries -Blueberries – 69p, 150g
75g (3 heaped tablespoons) low fat Greek style yogurt – Low Fat Greek Style Yoghurt – 79p, 500g
10g walnuts – Walnut Pieces- £1.79, 200g
- Blueberries and pomegranates are packed with antioxidants that play a role in keeping cells healthy as we age.
- One study showed that drinking a lot of pomegranate juice increased levels of testosterone which can enhance physical performance.
- Walnuts provide omega-3 fats for keeping inflammation at bay and joints healthy.
Try for breakfast if you’re working out mid morning, or as a recovery drink.
I am thinking the Mo’tivator and the real women shake for me? Which one do you fancy?
Thanks Lauren for sending me these recipes to share with my readers