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6 Nourishing Drink Recipes

Updated: Aug 12, 2023


Hot drink in a teacup on a picnic cloth with fairy lights

If you are struggling to take enough nutrition on board, opting for nutrient dense fluids is one of the many ways you can help to bolster your nutrient intake. Here are 6 of our favourite nourishing drink recipes!


Tropical green smoothie in a glass with a green straw

Ingredients

· 200ml milk of choice

· Handful of fresh or frozen pineapple

· ½ fresh or frozen banana

· Handful of fresh spinach, or one chunk of frozen spinach

· ½ tsp ginger powder

Method

1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



Lime, yoghurt and chia drink in a glass with a green straw

If you prefer to use lemon instead of lime, that's fine! Many people describe this drink as having a lovely lemon curd type flavour.

This can be a nice drink if you are experiencing taste changes. However, it is not the best choice if you have a sore mouth due to the sharpness of the citrus. Try peach, mango, or banana instead and blend until smooth or leave the chia seeds out altogether.


Ingredients

· 200ml milk of choice

· 2 tbsp plain yoghurt

· 1-2 tsp chia seeds

· Juice of 1 lime (or you can use a lemon)

· Optional - dash of honey or maple syrup

Method

1. Place all the ingredients into a jug and whisk with a fork. If you prefer a smoother drink, blend the ingredients in a blender

2. Pour into a cup and enjoy!



Peanut butter banana and chocolate smoothie in a glass

Ingredients

· 200ml milk of choice

· 1 small banana (fresh or frozen)

· 1 tsp peanut butter

· 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Method

1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



Strawberry and chia smoothie in a mini milk bottle with a striped red and white straw

Ingredients

· 200ml milk of choice

· Handful of fresh or frozen strawberries

· 1 tsp chia seeds

Method

1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



Soup in a rustic white mug with a blue rim

Ingredients

· 1 serving soup of choice

· Fortifiers – choose 1

1 tbsp tinned lentils

1 tbsp tinned chickpeas

1 tbsp cream

1 tbsp plain yoghurt

· Toppings – choose 1

1 tsp ground almonds

1 tsp chia seeds

Drizzle of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

Sprinkle of grated cheese

Method

1. Warm soup as per instructions

2. Stir in the fortifier(s)

3. Pour into a mug and add your preferred topping(s)

4. Eat with a spoon, if desired



Turmeric latte presented in a glass mug with turmeric root and turmeric powder next to it

In addition to this recipe making a nourishing drink, turmeric contains curcumin (a natural polyphenol), which has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties!


We have used ground spices for ease, but fresh turmeric and ginger would work brilliantly too! You can also add cloves, cardamom, and any other warming spices you fancy!


Ingredients

· 200ml milk of choice

· ½ -1tsp ground turmeric

· ¼ tsp ground ginger

· ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

· Optional

½ tsp vanilla extract

grind of black pepper

dash of honey or maple syrup

Method

1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir well over a medium heat

2. Once hot, pour into a mug and enjoy!

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