Tuesday, 4 February 2014

#AlproAM My Seven day Smoothies





Seven days, seven smoothies and I feel way better, I think all the fruit combined with the Alpro Almond milk has really been beneficial. I have more energy, I am not waning by lunchtime. Granny has been having the smoothies too. 

I read up on the different vitamins that would be beneficial for her and I and tried to make smoothies rich in these. 

The  Alpro Almond milk has vitamins B2, B12, D and E these help in so many ways for women, and especially senior women. 


Vitamin B2 is essential for keeping cells in good health, found in meat and dairy, almonds are a good source, with the blueberry and spinach smoothie, we were getting a good supply.  


Vitamin B12 Protects against heart disease, protects and repairs DNA to reduce cancer risk and the one I was interested in for Granny  and myself it protects against Dementia and cognitive decline. It also makes you happier, good for this time of year.

Vitamin D helps absorb twice as much calcium. Helps the immune system and plays an important role in muscle function.


Vitamin E Again protects against dementia, good for eye health and alleviates inflammation.  Fruits I used were mango and kiwis another good source.

I am not sure I would keep up to the smoothie a day, I will for Granny as she seems to be sleeping less in the day, we are both more cheerful that's for sure.


Alpro did not tell me these benefits but I started to research once I felt more alert and more upbeat! 

Disclosure I was given  free products. I provided all other fresh ingredients, I was under no obligation to receive the kit or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.



15 comments:

  1. I think I might give this a try, I always feel tired before lunch. The health benefits sound great too. Thanks for sharing :) x

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  2. I really need to get back into healthy eating again. I love Smoothies but seem to go straight for the junk food at the mo!

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  3. I make smoothies a lot but I've never used Alpro Almond milk. Thank you, I will give it a try! :)

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  4. I always drink almond milk, this looks like a great new way to enjoy it :)

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  5. I would like to try almond milk. I may give one of these smoothies a go. I should try to eat more healthily.

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  6. This looks like a great diet. I'd be interested to see if you'd felt any health benefits longer term? thanks!

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    1. Oh indeed, I care for my Granny full time, we live with her, I do not get out that often so exercise is hard, cannot be doing with workout DVDs after a while as I get bored. I just felt so much energy by midweek of this, I am trying hard to do this, maybe not daily but much more. I feel I don't flag as much. Brain was definitely more alert throughout the day. The fruit benefits will be better immunity, cannot really tell that yet.

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  7. I definitely need to buy a smoothie maker and get on this :)

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    1. A cheapie liquidiser does the job too.

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  8. Thanks for the replies :) I'm looking at buying a little hand blender to make soups and smoothies. I'm really glad you're feeling the benefits too :)

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    1. You are welcome, I love my little hand blender, easy to store and use.

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