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5 ways to nail your 5 a day

11th July 2016 by Jess

Getting your 5 a day has never been easier and more delicious, with health awareness on the rise and kitchens everywhere filling up with juicers, blenders and spiralizers. Here are our nutritionist’s top 5 hacks for getting your 5 fruit and veg a day!

berry smoothie 1

Start your day with a morning smoothie.

Aim for two parts vegetable (spinach, cucumber or kale) and one part fruit (berries, frozen banana or mango) and blend it with your choice of protein, good fats and milk. Before you’ve even left the house you’ll have enjoyed 3-4 portions already!

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jason buddha bowl prep 2

Spend 20 minutes on a Sunday pre-chopping a load of vegetables

to set you up for successful crudité snacking mid-week. Red peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and celery all work amazingly and pair them up with hummus or a bean dip for added protein.

nourishment bowl side 3

Add a side salad to your lunch.

I love grated carrot and beetroot at the moment with my lunch salads as the grated beets add a whole new texture to the dish but you could roast some vegetables (squash, sweet potato, aubergine) and throw them in there to spruce up your salad eating. Not sure where to start? Build your own nourishment bowl!

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cauliflower pizza 4

Swap a takeaway pizza for cauliflower base pizza.

Not only will this be a reduced carb load on your day which could be a good thing if your day is currently quite sedentary, you’ll have also switched out a plate of heavy carbs for a plate of blended cruciferous vegetable which will have more of a positive load on your liver.

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coyo ice cream 5

Blend frozen fruits into plain yoghurt.

Blend frozen fruits into plain yoghurt at night for your own frozen yoghurt with natural fruits. Coconut yoghurt and frozen berries is my favourite combination with flaked almonds on there. Such a treat but also a delicious way to up the vitamins in your life.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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