Summer Cups

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I think it’s safe to say this weekend was the craziest of my life, hence being slightly M.I.A. in the run up. Ali and I set off to Birmingham on Thursday evening as we were attending Bodypower Expo 2014 with our Sponsors PhD Woman & PhD Nutrition. It was long hours and hard graft but probably one of the most incredible experiences of my life, But more about that another time. 
I went to bed Sunday night as normal but awoke Monday feeling like I’d been hit by a bus (or 10), it’s amazing how your body keeps going and then the moment you stop it’s game over. 
I decided to take 5 from the usual blogging routine to bring myself back to life first so I spent the day in my pyjamas and rustled up some goodness to put back into my lethargic body.
This smoothie packed full of anti-oxidants has got to be one of my favourites for the season and its a (Summer) breeze to do:
You will need
1 Cup of Frozen Summer Berries
1/2 a Banana
1 Green Tea bag (I use Tesco’s finest)
2 Tbsp of Manuka Honey
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
1/4 Cup of Water
Step 1
Boil 1/4 Cup of Water and add Green Tea bag and 2 Tbsp of Manuka honey. Leave for a few minutes to infuse.
Step 2
Add remaining ingredients to Blender and blend until smooth.
Step 3
Then add the infused water and manuka honey and blend for a short while again.
Step 4
Serve in cute little jar like everyone else on the internet and add a Strawberry for photography purposes.

This is one of my favourite smoothies to sit out on the decking on warmer mornings and breath in the Summer air. It’s near impossible to have a bad day when you start them this way, try it!


  1. Emily Possnett 20th May 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Looks so yummy, bookmarked as mentioned via Twitter haha.

    Love the new blog design by the way! x

    • lydia millen 20th May 2014 / 8:22 pm

      Hehe it’s only a temp design, I’m moving to wordpress with a snazzy new blog design in a few weeks! <3

  2. crownjulez 21st May 2014 / 5:54 am

    that sounds phenom, gonna have to try it tomorrow am. i posted about smoothies the other day as well, its been bruuuutally hot in LA!
    jules x

  3. Tomi Df 21st May 2014 / 12:02 pm

    OMG! that looks absolutely delish! nice pictures aswell

  4. 23rd May 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Always the way, your body runs on adrenaline then when you come down you’re shattered! I do love a good smoothie to bring me back up again though.

  5. UKskinlover 25th May 2014 / 7:44 am

    Looks fab, are you using American cup measurements here?

  6. Ainsley-louise 9th September 2014 / 11:57 pm

    “Serve in cute little jar like everyone else on the internet” HAHAHAHA

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