Healthful Method’s smoothie van is adding an extra splash of sunshine to West India Quay.

Inside the banana yellow Citroen HY fruity concoctions are whipped up by Carli Wheatley and her team.

West India Quay fitness centre Sweat is on board to sponsor the van, which launched on Tuesday.

Reebok Sports Club instructor Carli hopes new ranges of natural smoothie and juice combinations will appeal to Wharfers keen to improve their diets but who don’t necessarily workout regularly.

“Not many people here have lots of time to sit down and eat plates of greens,” she said.

“We blend it in smoothie form and it gives you your five a day. We don’t use sweeteners, just dates, and all products like whey are organic.

“Being in the van you get to talk to people a lot more too about what they are doing and eating. More and more are getting into nutrition.”

Early morning workouts by Sweat, followed up by smoothie breakfasts, are planned for summer.

Sweat manager Liz Penny is building on the success of her in-house shake bar and added: “We’re a gym – we don’t do food – so this is joining nutrition and health.”

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