You need to be properly fuelled before you go surfing, snowboarding or biking, right? – particularly if you’re heading in for a dawnie.

However, sometimes you don’t feel like eating a proper meal before you get straight in the water or on the mountain.

We’ve put together a series of simple smoothie recipe that will get you fuelled up for your next session. Planning on riding particularly hard that day? Have one alongside your normal breakfast.

If you're a protein powder kinda person, you can always add this to your morning smoothie.

We used a NutriBullet to make our smoothies, because they are super easy to use and clean – plus they really pulverise the fruit, so you’re not left with any lumpy bits.

First up: the classic fruit smoothie. We’ve picked strawberry, blueberry and banana for their antioxidant levels – plus they are really filling!

Strawberry, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

Makes approximately two smoothies

  • 1 banana
  • 100g blueberries
  • 100g strawberries
  • 100ml low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 100ml coconut milk (or almond/soya milk, if you prefer)

Chop your banana. Wash and hull the strawberries and the blueberries. Pop all three in your blender. Add the Greek yoghurt followed by the coconut milk. You can use almond or soya milk instead, if you prefer.

Whizz together and pour into a glass of your choice. It’s best to drink this smoothie the day you make it.

Banana Pecan Smoothie

Ingredients

Makes one smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • A handful of pecan nuts
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 100ml coconut milk (or almond/soya milk, if you prefer)

Peel and chop your banana. Roughly chop your pecans. Pit and chop the medjool dates. Make sure you use medjool as they are so much sweeter than normal dates.

Pop all three in your blender. Pour in your coconut or almond milk. Some people prefer soya milk instead.

Turn the NutriBullet onto maximum whizz mode - and pour into a glass once everything is combined.

Green Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

Makes approximately two smoothies

  • 1 mango
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 lime
  • A small piece of fresh ginger
  • A large handful of spinach
  • 100ml coconut milk (or almond/soya milk, if you prefer)

Chop your mango and pineapple into chunks. Slice up your jalapeño pepper. If you want extra spice, keep the seeds! Peel and slice the ginger.

Chuck it all in your blender with the spinach. Squeeze in juice of half a lime. Add in your coconut milk. Again, you can use almond or soya milk instead, if you prefer. Coconut milk gives it a nice tropical flavour.

Blend together. Pour. Drink. Hit the road.