Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Supper-Berry Smoothie




Nothing beats a homemade smoothie and, as well as being delicious, they're incredibly easy to make. All you need is a blender and whatever combination of fruit (or even vegetables) takes your fancy. You can even throw in some flax seeds or rolled oats for extra goodness which also help to bulk it out if you're feeling extra hungry. Here's what went in to mine...
I had a lot of berries to hand so these created the most dominant flavour in this mixture and, as you can see, made it a scrumptious rich red colour.  It tastes as good as it looks to!

INGREDIENTS

2 bananas
1 apple
1 pear
1 kiwi fruit
1 orange
6 grapes
1 punnet strawberries
1 punnet raspberries
1 punnet blueberries
1 level tbsp  flax seed
150ml almond milk (can be replaced with natural/Greek yogurt for nut allergy sufferers)


METHOD

Peel the orange and break it up into segments;
Peel the kiwi fruit and slice it;
Chop the rest of the fruit and add everything to the blender then whizz up until smooth.

ITS SO EASY!


I always have a batch made up as it's a good way of getting fruit into my daughters without having to nag them to eat it. And I promise you I never have any problems getting them to drink homemade fruit smoothies! They're usually devoured as soon as I make them and I'm definitely not complaining.

My family have a glass to kick-start their day, accompanied by a piping hot bowl of creamy porridge (now things have turned wintery!) and I'm content in the knowledge that they'll be full of energy until lunch time. And as well as being delicious, smoothies are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals to help keep all those nasty winter bugs at bay.

You don't have to stick to the above list of ingredients either, you can just throw in any fruit you like. Why not try melon, pineapple or even add a little coconut milk or ginger? The list of combinations is endless,..

Happy Smoothie Making!

Do you have any delicious smoothie combinations you'd like to share?

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