It’s time to get the blender out of the cupboard and give it a permanent spot on the bench – a smoothie, juice or slushie each day has its benefits!

For the New Year, begin your daily routine with the blender. Smoothies and juices can include the majority of your daily nutrition with the use of fruit and vegetables, as well as a high water and nutrient content.

They are super easy to make as you just wash, cut and throw your ingredients into a blender.  A high-powered blender will make your job a lot easier and quicker.

To get the blender into action, we’ve created a few classic smoothie and slushie recipes.

Here’s seven blender benders for you to try –

Apple, Coconut & Ginger Smoothie

Ginger has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, carminative and anti-microbial properties!

Beetroot, Pomegranate & Orange Smoothie

The benefits of beetroot are endless. This recipe is quick, healthy and sweet.

Pineapple, Orange & Passionfruit Slushie

Homemade slushies are a healthy alternative to sugar-filled ones in the stores.

Mango Slushie

It’s the ideal season for Mango – so make the most of it!

Icy Strawberry Slushie

A quencher for the Australian summer, and the sweet-toothed.

Banana & Raspberry Smoothie

The classic family favourite, and timely thanks to raspberry season.

Cherry & Peach Smoothie

An unlikely combination, but a must-try on your new blender bender.

 

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