Scrumptious Smoothies

May 8, 2015

With Summer on the way we all like to eat healthily to feel refreshed, one of the best ways to do this is by utilising all of the fresh ingredients available to us at this time of year, such as fruit.

We’re sharing some of our favourite smoothie recipes with you, to help you through those Summer mornings. From fruit based recipes, to green smoothies with spinach, we’ve brought together a smoothie selection to suit everyone.

Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie (BBC Good Food):


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‘A tropical fruit blend to start the day the nutritious way – full of vitamin C and low in fat.’

‘Whizz the mango, yogurt and milk together in a blender until smooth. Stir in the lime juice, then pour into 4 glasses. Scoop the pulp of a passion fruit into each one, and swirl before serving.’

400g peeled and chopped ripe mango
250g fat free mango yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
4 passion fruits

Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothies (Good Housekeeping):


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‘For a thicker, colder smoothie, cut peeled banana into chunks and freeze up to a week in a self-sealing bag.’

‘In a blender, combine banana, milk, peanut butter and ice cubes; blend until mixture is smooth and frothy.’

1 banana
0.50c. milk
1tsp creamy peanut butter
3 ice cubes

Apple, Cucumber and Mint Refresher (Fitness Magazine):


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This smoothie is a healthy option, to help you boost your greens.

‘Pour all ingredients in a high-powered blender, and process until completely smooth’

1/4 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 cup fresh baby spinach
1 small green apple, cored and sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh mint
1/4 unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups of ice

We have grouped these smoothies together to include a range of different fruits and flavours. However, there are so many different variations of smoothies for you to create. Simply pick your favourite fruits, add yogurt & ice and there you have it!

You can even freeze these recipes into ice lollies for a cooling & healthy snack on those hot Summer days.

So go on, get creative! Don’t forget to share with your favourite recipes & inventions with us.

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