A delicious and nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe

A delicious and nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe

A great way to use fruits and vegetables is in smoothies. Not only are there lots of different recipes available, they are super easy to make, taste great and thanks to the ingredients used, are very nutritious. For your basic smoothie all you need is a cup of vegetables, a cup of fruits and a liquid base. To increase the flavour and nutritional value you can also add in protein powders, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Using Ooooby’s products you can create a wide variety of smoothie recipes. This deep red coloured one makes use of the following ingredients: 1/2 a frozen banana – using frozen fruits helps make smoothies thicker, giving them a milkshake like consistency, and bananas work especially well at achieving this. You probably already know that bananas are an excellent source of potassium; a medium sized one provides you with 12% of your daily requirement. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, a vitamin required for energy production. Bananas are a digestive aid, and are great to have before working out. The natural sugars that they contain help to make this smoothie more palatable. 1/2 a cup of carrots – carrots are very low in calories but are the best food source of vitamin A. In fact one medium carrot provides you with more than 200% of your daily requirement! The only other vegetable that comes close to having this amount is the sweet potato. Vitamin A promotes eye health, gives you glowing skin, provides immune support and fights inflammation. The antioxidant beta-carotene which is found in carrots is thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes....
Why we started an Ooooby hub – Matakana

Why we started an Ooooby hub – Matakana

So it seems that if Ooooby Matakana were a car it would be Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Now to be fair, I don’t really know cars, I actually had to google fastest car 0-100. But I do know that Ooooby Matakana went from being a little twinkle in Angelica and Robin’s eyes in April, to then be a fully functioning, grower supporting, local people employing, hardworking, happy hub servicing 106 active customers come August. Angelica and Robin first met at the Matakana Community Garden which Robin helped to set up as a great activity for her local community to get involved in and take ownership of a shared space. After they saw James speak at the Beyond Organics tour they started to think that a long time desire to see local organic produce be made available to people in their area could truly become a reality. Very, rapidly things started falling into place. There was a public meeting for anyone interested in Ooooby and word spread very quickly thanks to Mike Francis’ efforts on local social media. It was a great meeting that involved potential growers, keen to be on board customers, and other people that just wanted to help with any gaps that needed filling in. After three short weeks of behind the scenes organising and lots of word of mouth, a real drive on social media, some great articles in the local papers, as well as Angelica, Robin and Mike hitting the road, having more meetings and spreading the word, Ooooby Matakana reached enough customers to be able to warrant a new hub being established. Tuesday the...