Aldi have worked with Angela Dowden – a leading nutritionist to create a range of energy enhancing and nourishing smoothie recipes – perfect to help any athlete claim the top prize this Summer.
I was sent a voucher to buy ingredients and try some of their tasty recipes for myself. All Four recipes were inspired by, and named after some of our Olympic stars. The drinks all contribute towards your 5 a day, and are much healthier than fizzy beverages.
I decided to have a go at making: The Mo’tivator
100ml orange juice (I used Aldi’s Del Rivo Orange Juice – £1.29, 1 litre)
2 fresh or tinned pineapple rings (I used Aldi’s tinned Pineapple Slices – 47p, 225g)
130g strawberries or raspberries (I used Aldi’s Strawberries – £1.49, 400g)
¼ of a banana (I used Aldi’s Bananas – 68p per kg)
Nutritional per portion: 139 cals, 3g protein, 31.3g carbohydrate, 0.4g fat, 6.4g fibre.
Cost per portion: approx. 77p
I stuck it all in the blender and blitzed it up for 30 seconds. The drink was thick, tasty and very addictive. Even baby Sam liked it!
It filled me up, and kept me going while running round after a newborn and a toddler. It’s a great way to help get in all of your 5 a day when breastfeeding, too.
The next recipe we tried was: The Relay Wonder Woman Shake
100g mango flesh (approx half a mango) (I used an Aldi Mango – 89p each)
75ml skimmed milk (I used Aldi Skimmed Milk – 79p, 2 pints)
75ml orange juice (I used Aldi’s Del Rivo Orange Juice – £1.29, 1 litre)
25g spinach leaves (I used Aldi Spinach – 79p, 200g)
10g natural cashew nuts (I used Aldi Cashew nuts – 99p, 150g)
Juice of half a lime (I used Aldi Limes – 69p for a 3 pack)
Nutritional per portion: 93 cals, 5.9g protein, 30.4g carbohydrate, 5.6g fat, 2.9g fibre
Cost per portion: approx 83p
Again, I stuck all of the ingredients into my blender, and blitzed for around 30 seconds.
This smoothie was much earthier – it tasted like a health food drink, not as sweet as the Mo’tivator. It wasn’t really to my taste, but DaddyGeek loved it. It is rich in iron, though so is perfect for mums to be, breastfeeding mums, or vegetarians (like me)!
Aldi and Angela Dowden have come up with 2 other recipes as well, but I haven’t tested these yet:
Tom’s Healthy Hydrator
100g kiwi flesh (approx one and a half kiwis)
80g (2 inch piece) cucumber
40g seedless red grapes
Nutritional per portion: 89 cals, 1.9g protein, 19.3g carbohydrate, 0.6g fat, 2.9g fibre
Cost per portion: approx. 46p
The final of the drinks is The Age Defier
125ml pomegranate juice drink
75g (3 heaped tablespoons) low fat Greek style yogurt
Nutritional per portion: 229 cals, 6.8g protein, 29.7g carbohydrate, 9.2g fat, 2.7g fibre
Cost per portion: approx. 76p
The quality of the ingredients I purchased from Aldi was great. I have actually bought my fruit and veg from there for a while now, as it is much cheaper than most other supermarket equivilent items, and the quality is often superior.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. Let me know what you think if you try any of them.
This is not a sponsored post. Aldi provided a voucher to cover the cost of the ingredients, all words and opinions are my own.