Summer is here and now is the time to make the most of all the delicious fresh fruit you will find at the market. Yes, some fruits are imported even during this time of year, but you will notice how affordable most fruit can be when in season. Here are some delicious smoothie recipes.
Banana and ginger
This is an excellent fresh fruit smoothie for those who suffer from nausea or heartburn. It helps with stomach problems and promotes digestion.
- 1 banana (sliced)
- ¾ cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
Place all of your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want it really cold, slice and freeze your banana for a couple of hours. You don’t want it to be completely frozen but just enough to help chill the yogurt even more.
Of all the fresh fruit you find at your market, oranges are known to be one of the top choices. They offer amazing nutritional benefits along with a refreshing flavour.
- 1 peeled orange
- ¼ cup fat-free yogurt
- 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice (concentrated juice)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
- 4 ice cubes
Place all of your smoothie ingredients in a blender and start by pulsing. Once the mixture is smooth enough, blend until completely mixed together with no large chunks. Remember, ice cubes can damage some blenders. What you can do is use crushed ice instead.
Berry boost for breakfast
If you need a boost of energy for breakfast, this fresh fruit smoothie is for you!
- ¼ cup frozen pitted cherries (unsweetened)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries (unsweetened)
- ¾ cup chilled almond or rice milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 ½ Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Add all ingredients apart from the lemon juice and blend together. Add the fresh lemon juice to taste.
Satisfying breakfast blend
This is the ideal breakfast smoothie for those who don’t usually eat in the morning. It is also great for keeping you feeling full for hours.
- 1 cup plain yogurt (non-fat)
- 1 banana (sliced)
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 6 frozen strawberries
Place all of your ingredients in a blender and blend for about 20 seconds. You will need to open the lid and scrape the sides of the blender before blending again for about 15 seconds. You don’t want to overblend this smoothie.
These are just a few delicious fresh fruit smoothie recipes that anyone can make. When getting creative with smoothie combinations, remember that you need fresh fruit and some type of liquid. Yogurt acts as a creamy liquid if you enjoy these kinds of smoothies. Of course, fresh fruit juice is another option if you want to avoid dairy products.