Welcome to this week’s update of the HBC Cookbook! In celebration of the little bursts of sunshine we’ve had recently, we’re showcasing some of our favourite smoothie recipes from the platform. We have an immunity boosting orange smoothie, as well as an indulgent chocolate and caramel treat! All recipes are created and tested by you, our wonderful community of health bloggers.  If you want to be in with a chance of being featured on the HBC Cookbook, post your recipes in the Recipe Sharing group.

IMG_5048titleimageChocolate Caramel Smoothie: Her Everyday Life

“With the weather warming up, I am once again getting back into smoothies. Let me tell you a little history about myself. There was a point in my life- about two or three years ago- where I would only consume smoothies for lunch. I had a smoothie a day for at least a year long period. I was obsessed.” Read more…

Manuka smoothie_0014_edited-1Manuka Immunity-Boosting Smoothie: Green + Aquamarine

“It is kind of funny how the second a bit of sunny weather and slightly raised temperatures can result in almost epidemic levels of bare legs and summer clothes, even when there is still a biting wind. It’s not that warm guys! Still, it is lovely to feel the sun on your back and see all the spring flowers blooming and these seasonal changes definitely make me want to eat more smoothies and fresh fruit.” Read more…

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Ultimate-green-smoothie-healthy-psychedUltimate Green Smoothie: Healthy and Psyched

“Feeling like you need a little boost of plant-based goodness? Try the ultimate green smoothie. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals from 3.5 servings of fruit and 1 serving of veggies. For extra oomph add in the optional superfood and protein powders. What’s more it tastes deliciously mild and fruity.” Read more…

Avocadosmoothie3-1024x685Chocolate Avocado Smoothie: Rough Measures

“I love avocados, they are packed full with vitamins, fibre and healthy fatty acids! They also contain 35% more potassium than a banana. I try and combine them into most meals, but with the weather turning colder, it’s becoming harder to find those perfectly ready-to-eat ripe ones that are plentiful in the warmer months. I’ve had a few sat in the veg basket for while now, which just don’t seem to want to ripen, but in this smoothie they blend perfectly.” Read more…

green-smoothie-bowl-6Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl: Meghna’s

“A green smoothie is a fruit and green vegetable based drink or breakfast made with a combination of creamy fruit, greens, superfoods and dried fruit. Its a quick on the go breakfast option and can be made in advance and kept for 3-4 days in your refrigerator.” Read more…

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