STILL on your New Year health kick?
Fresh fruit and veg can take a chunk out of your monthly budget, but make smart smoothies instead of expensive store-bought ones and save a packet.
Blend, don’t spend . . .
BUY BULK: Take full advantage of multi-buy deals to buy big at supermarkets and look for the “end-of-aisle” offers in store.
At Asda, you can get two packs of selected fruit for £2, including blueberries, grapes and apples and save around 30p.
As part of the Aldi Super 6 fruit-and-veg deal this week, get a six-pack of apples and five-pack of oranges for 99p each.
FREEZE UP: If you’re worried about waste, fill up your freezer with frozen fruit to add to fresh for tasty juices and smoothies with more variation.
Freshona Forest Fruit Mix is only £1.89 for 500g at Lidl and includes blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Or get 1kg of Morrisons frozen Wonky Berry Mix for £2.99, reduced from £3.49. It features blackberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants.
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Check out the budget smoothie recipes at cheapskatecook.com and find the perfect combo.
Then start chopping up the fruit and veg you need, divide it into smoothie portions and store in tubs or sandwich bags in the freezer.
Just take out each portion as and when required.
HIDE THE VEG: Finding it hard to eat all your greens, toward your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables?
You can easily disguise the taste of veg in your daily smoothie.
Mask spinach and kale by adding zesty citrus fruits, or a chunk of ginger. Carrots also blend well with orange juice.
Or pop courgette in a blender with berries. Adding banana to a smoothie should also help block out any veggie taste.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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