With the bright mornings and the milder weather Im swopping my warming cup of tea for a refreshing, zingy smoothie.
Recipes for smoothies have a great deal of flexibility, but this recipe is my favourite. Alot of smoothies have hidden calories due to lots of creamy full fat yoghurt being included. Although the calcium from the yoghurt is great we don't want the saturated fat. In addition to this fruit has alot of sugar, although natural sugar, still sugar and we need to limit our consumption where possible. It is recommended that we consume 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. This smoothie will give you at least 2 or 3 portions.
Fresh fruit and vegetables can be a little expensive at times, particularly fruit like mangoes therefore embracing the recession I am choosing tinned fruit IN NATURAL JUICES !!!!! Tinned fruit in syrup just had more hidden sugar. If you can only get fruit in syrup then rinse it under cold running water before using.
This recipe calls for frozen raspberries. Again fresh raspberries are very expensive and go off quite quickly. The frozen raspberries are more economical and add that real chilled factor to the smoothie.
Variations: Swap a tin of mangoes for a tin of peaches or oranges
Use frozen fruits of the forest instead of raspberries
150g frozen raspberries
6 ice cubes
1 tin mangoes
1 tbsp honey
- Ok, now for the science bit.
- Put everything in the blender/smoothie maker/food processor.
- Blitz for about 2 mins.
- Serve & enjoy
- (Because your worth it - oh and it will save you a fortune & calories instead of buying them)