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Boost for the sunshine: 5 summer smoothies

August 10, 2018

This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record with temperatures tipping 35 degrees. And as the heatwave is set to blaze across the country for the foreseeable future we have put together a list of five of the tastiest summer smoothies to help you sit back, relax and cool off in the sizzling heat!

Drinking a smoothie packed with nutrients on a hot day is a great way to replenish your body and top up your energy.  So, give these recipes a go and up your smoothie game!

1. Sunshine Smoothie

Prep: 5 minutes                                Serves 3

Make sure you start your day with a ray of sunshine – this smoothie is low fat and has two of your five-a-day.

Ingredients

500ml carrot juice, chilled

200g pineapple (fresh or canned)

2 bananas, broken into chunks

A small piece of ginger (peeled)

20g cashew nuts

Juice 1 lime

Method

Put the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth. Drink straight away or pour into a bottle to drink on the go.

2. Super Berry Smoothie

Prep: 10 minutes             Serves 4

Tip: Frozen berries are a thrifty way to make healthy smoothies, adding oats with also make it extra filling.

Ingredients

450g bag of frozen berries

450g pot of fat free strawberry yoghurt

100ml milk

25g porridge oats

2tsp honey (optional)

Method

Whizz the berries, yoghurt and milk together with a blender. Stir through the porridge oats, then pour into four glasses and serve with a drizzle of honey.

3. Strawberry Frosty

If strawberries are your thing then this frosty smoothie is sure to tantalise your taste buds.

Prep: 5 minutes                                Serves 4

Ingredients

568ml lemonade

200g of ice

75g cup frozen strawberries

Method

Place the ingredients into a blender and whizz, garnish with fresh lemon and serve.

4. Pina-Vocado Smoothie

Add a tropical vibe to your smoothie with this Pina-Vocado recipe, then sit back, close your eyes and dream of being in Puerto Rico.

Prep: 10 minutes             Serves 2

Ingredients

370ml orange juice
210g frozen pineapple
75g avocado
1 small frozen banana (or fresh)
75g ice (coconut water ice cubes is a good alternative)

Optional Add-in’s…
1/2 lime, squeezed over top smoothie, or blended right into it
1 Tbsp coconut milk or 2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Method

Blend all the ingredients together and garnish with a slice of avocado. Like a bit of heat? Why not spice up your smoothie with a dash of cayenne pepper.

5. Summer Fruit Smoothie

TIP: Make your smoothie a little sweeter with a touch of icing sugar.

Prep: 15 minutes             Serves 3

Ingredients

225g fresh blackberries

225g fresh raspberries

225g fresh blueberries

1 just-ripe medium banana, broken into pieces

150ml natural plain yoghurt

150ml milk

1tbsp icing sugar (optional)

Method

Place ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth, then pour the mixture into tall cool glasses and enjoy.

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