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The Season of Smoothies

Easy to make recipes to get you ready for those scorching days!

It’s that time of year again. The days are warmer, the nights are lighter, and the jumpers are shoved to the back of the wardrobe and forgotten about until September. The hot weather makes ice-cold drinks a given. But there’s one more thing to cool you down in summer; smoothies. Below are five smoothie recipes that should see you through. All you need is a blender.

 

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • A banana
  • A tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Almond milk

 

Mango and Passion Fruit Smoothie

  • A mango
  • Greek yogurt
  • A passionfruit
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

 

Green Smoothie

  • An avocado
  • A mango
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • A banana
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

 

Berry Smoothie

  • A banana
  • A handful of any berries of your choice
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Ice cubes

 

Coconut and Pineapple Smoothie

  • A mango
  • A banana
  • Coconut milk
  • Pineapple pieces
  • Orange juice
  • A spoonful of honey

 

Smoothie Tips:

  • Pour as little or as much almond milk in to find the consistency you like. There isn’t any set rule.
  • To get an ice-cold smoothie, drop a few ice cubes into the mix. This will create a thicker mixture, and keep your drink colder for longer.
  • A cheat for getting an ice-cold smoothie without the ice cubes, is to cut the fruit up beforehand and freeze it instead. This also means you can keep your fruit for longer, without worrying about its shelf life.
  • For a creamier smoothie, add a banana.
  • Smoothies are also great for breakfast. Pour your smoothie into a bowl, and sprinkle some fruit and granola on top for a tasty start to your day.

 

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