The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind! Our daughter Alba was born in March and since then my days have been filled with nappy changes, breastfeeding and constantly walking around to try to get her to nap. Finding time for nutritious meals has been surprisingly challenging…grabbing an extra nap while the baby sleeps always wins out over meal prep. That’s where my smoothie bowl recipe comes into play.
A healthy diet is important when breastfeeding but it’s a challenge to resist quick fix ready meals and chocolate when you are short on time. I need extra vitamins and iron to ensure both Alba and I stay fit and strong, so I am now constantly looking for quick fixes.
Ocean Spray got in touch to tell me they have launched new juices that are PERFECT when you need a big vitamin boost. Their new Whole Berry juices are made with crushed whole cranberries (40 in every 200ml glass) and other fruit. The juice includes the cranberry skin, seeds and flesh so, unlike most juices, you get the same goodness and nutritional benefit as eating whole fruits. Cranberries have lots of health benefits, hence they are ideal for pregnant women and nursing mums like me. They are an excellent source of iron, vitamins A, B and C, folic acid, calcium, potassium and fiber, all of which are essential for a healthy diet.
The Ocean Spray Whole Berry juice also tastes lush! It’s like a cross between a juice and a smoothie and it is naturally gluten free. It is delicious on its own but I have also developed a super simple smoothie bowl recipe that time-poor parents can whip up in no time at all. Instead of reaching for that chocolate bar, try my Ocean Spray Whole Berry smoothie bowl instead.
Whole Berry Smoothie Bowl (makes one big bowl or two smaller bowls)
My super simple smoothie bowl recipe is quick and easy to whip up. It uses naturally gluten free Ocean Spray Whole Berry juice, plus other ingredients from your freezer and store cupboard – the toppings are very flexible too, just use whatever you have. Invaluable when you don’t have time to pop out to buy lots of fresh fruit or very specific ingredients. Make it pretty if you have time and want to treat yourself to a beaut bowl, or simple chuck the toppings on and eat if you are short on time.
- 100g frozen fruit
- 100g plain yoghurt (full fat is best if you are breastfeeding)
- 100ml Ocean Spray Wholeberry juice
- Healthy toppings of your choice
- Simply blitz the frozen fruit, yoghurt and juice together in a blender or using a stock blender (told you it was easy) and pour into a bowl.
- Top with whatever goodies you have in your cupboards – granola, nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, fresh fruit all work really well.
- Eat straight away and wash down with a chilled glass of Ocean Spray Whole Berry juice.
About Ocean Spray Whole Berry
Ocean Spray Whole Berry is available in two yummy flavours:
- Cranberry – crushed whole cranberry fruit juice blend
- Cranberry, Raspberry, Blueberry & Strawberry – crushed whole mixed fruit juice blend
The cranberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry juice is especially good and makes the smoothie bowl extra tasty. Both juices are available to buy in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Co-Op and Booths, RRP £2.99 for a 850ml carton. For more information visit www.oceanspray.co.uk/wholeberry.
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