Recipe for success: Basic Smoothie

Once you've found your favourite flavour, why not add an additional source of carbohydrate for a simple pre-training smoothie or a protein source for post-training recovery smoothie?

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


  • Milk (or milk alternative) - 1 cup
  • Fruit (best if frozen) - ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence (optional) - 1 teaspoon

Additional carbohydrate ideas:

  • Honey - ½ to 1 tablespoon
  • Oats - ¼ cup

Additional protein ideas:

  • Skimmed milk powder - 1 tablespoon
  • 0% fat yoghurt - ¼ to ½ cup (Skyr or FAGE are higher in protein)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth - double quanitites can be made and stored in the fridge.


If not consumed immendiately, store in an airtight container in fridge and consume within 24 hours.

Date published: 28 June 2023
Date updated: 28 June 2023


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