Summertime Smoothies

Summertime SmoothiesAll of these summery smoothie recipes are from my favourite smoothie and juice book. Admittedly I don’t actually own many but there isn’t a bad recipe in this one. It’s called Juices and Smoothies: A Pyramid Cookery Paperback.*

SmoothiesHigh Flyer

Ingredients:

1 ripe mango

200 ml (7 fl oz) cranberry juice

50 g (5 oz) peach yogurt

Method:

Roughly chop the mango flesh and place in a blender with the cranberry juice and yogurt. Process until smooth and pour into glasses. Add a couple of ice cubes and decorate with fresh cranberries.

SmoothiesSummer Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

105 g (5 oz) frozen mixed summer berries

300 ml (1/2 pint) vanilla-flavoured soya milk

1 teaspoon of clear honey (optional)

Method:

Place the berries, soya milk and honey into a blender and process until smooth but still thick. Serve in glasses with fresh berries on top.

SmoothiesKiwi, Melon and Passion Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/4 of a watermelon (about 300 g without the skin)

2 kiwis

200 ml (7 fl oz) passion fruit juice

Method:

Remove and discard the seeds from the watermelon and dice the flesh. Freeze for at least two hours (or overnight). Peel and roughly chop the kiwis and place them in a blender with the frozen watermelon and the passion fruit juice. Process until smooth but still thick, serve in glasses and decorate with passion fruit seeds.

SmoothiesBionic Tonic

Ingredients:

1 large banana

1 large ripe mango

150 g (5 oz) natural bio yogurt

300 ml (1/2 a pint) pineapple juice

Method:

Slice the banana and roughly chop the mango flesh. Freeze for at least two hours (or overnight). Place the frozen banana and mango into a blender with the yogurt and pineapple juice. Process until smooth, serve in glasses and decorate with pineapple chunks.

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