Super Smoothies for Summer My Baba 13 July, 2016 Food, Recipes Smoothies are a great way to pack in all of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables, a great snack, and a quick fix for morning breakfast. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite smoothies with beneficial vitamins and ingredients, to help you get ready for the day ahead! Creamy Mango & Coconut Smoothie Ingredients: 200ml (½ tall glass) coconut milk 4 tbsp coconut milk yoghurt 1 banana 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seed 120g (¼ bag) frozen mango chunks 1 passion fruit, to finish Directions: Measure all the ingredients or use a tall glass for speed – they don’t have to be exact. Put them into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into 1 tall glass (you’ll have enough for a top up) or two short tumblers. Cut the passion fruit in half, if using, and scrape the seeds on top. Super Berry Smoothie Ingredients: 450g bag frozen berry 450g pot fat-free strawberry yoghurt 100ml milk 25g porridge oat 2 tsp honey Directions: Whizz the berries, yogurt and milk together with a stick blender until smooth. Stir through the porridge oats, then pour into 4 glasses and serve with a drizzle of honey. Glow from ‘The Nutri Blitzer Recipe Book’, available from JML Ingredients: 1 avocado, skin and stone removed 2 tablespoon wheat germ 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon cacao powder 150 ml skimmed milk or unsweetened almond milk Directions: Add all the ingredients to the NutriBlitzer™ cup and fill with water to the MAX line. Blend together for about 1 minute until a smooth consistency has formed. Mango & Banana Smoothie Ingredients: 1 medium mango 1 banana 500ml orange juice 4 ice cubes Directions: Cut the mango down either side of the flat stone, then peel and cut the flesh into chunks. Peel and chop the banana. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender, then process until smooth and thick. Keep in the fridge and use the day you make it. Bone Builder Smoothie Ingredients: ½ avocado, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped generous handful spinach generous handful kale , washed well 50g pineapple chunks 10cm piece cucumber, roughly chopped 300ml coconut water Directions: Put the avocado, spinach, kale, pineapple and cucumber in the blender, top up with coconut water, then blitz until smooth. Anti-Oxidant Smoothie from ‘The Nutri Blitzer Recipe Book’, available from JML Ingredients: 1 cooked beetroot 10 blueberries 10 raspberries 4 strawberries ½ lemon with rind 1 teaspoon green tea powder 2 brazil nuts Water Directions: Add all the ingredients to the NutriBlitzer™ cup and fill with water to the MAX line. Blend together for about 1 minute until a smooth consistency has formed. Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients: 1 small banana ½ c. milk 1 tsp. creamy peanut butter 3 ice cubes Directions: In a blender, combine banana, milk, peanut butter, and ice cubes; blend until mixture is smooth and frothy. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Jump-Start Smoothie Ingredients: 175g frozen strawberries 90g fresh blueberries 90g fresh orange juice 2 tsp. chopped and peeled fresh ginger 45g plain low-fat (1-percent) yogurt 2 cubes of ice Directions: In blender, combine strawberries, blueberries, orange juice, ginger, yogurt, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth, scraping down side of container occasionally. Power Smoothie from ‘The Nutri Blitzer Recipe Book’, available from JML Ingredients: 1 handful of spinach ½ cup watermelon ½ lemon without rind 1 teblespoon honey 150 ml coconut water Directions: Add all ingredients to the NutriBlitzer tall cup. Blend together for about 1 minute until a smooth consistency has formed. Forest Fruit & Banana Smoothie Ingredients: frozen fruits of the forest banana low-fat fruits of the forest yogurt Directions: Whizz frozen fruits of the forest and sliced banana in a food processor with low-fat fruits of the forest yogurt. Vitamin Booster Smoothie Ingredients: 1 orange, peeled and roughly chopped 1 large carrot , peeled and roughly chopped 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped 50g mango, roughly chopped 200ml water Directions: Put all the orange, carrot, celery and mango in the blender, top up with water, then blitz until smooth.