Recipe: Smoothie Frenzy

Summer is here and that means it’s smoothie time! Because the arrival of summer means the arrival of delicious fruits that make great smoothies! Here is my basic smoothie recipe plus some tips for great fruit combinations and how you can change things up for variation, nutrition or fun.

Ingredients:

– 1 banana

– 500 ml of non fat yoghurt

– 2 table spoons of honey

– 2 – 3 squirts of lemon juice (this will allow you to keep your smoothie longer as it acts as a preservative)

– any soft, blend-able fruit(s) you like (options & combinations listed below)

– You need a blender for this (duh!)

Preparation:

– Take half a banana, make smaller pieces and chuck it in your blender

– Take half of the other type of fruit you have, make smaller pieces if necessary and chuck it in the blender

– Add one table spoon of honey

– Add half of the yoghurt

– Repeat steps till blender is filled to the brim with yummy goodness

– Add lemon juice

– Blend!

– Pour into a large glass

– And then you get something like this: enjoy!

So what fruit combinations work? Here are my favorites:

  • Peaches (my favorite!)
  • Peaches & apricots
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries (fresh one are best, but a lot of work)
  • Raspberry & blue berry & black berry
  • Raspberry & Mango
  • Raspberry & Peaches
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Apples & Pears (especially nice in winter)
  • Kiwi fruit (should be drunk straight away due to oxidation)
  • Anything you like!

Other ways to spice things up:

  • Add cinnamon (esp. nice with apples & pears)
  • Add a handful of nuts
  • Add granola
  • Add (brown) sugar instead of honey
  • To turn this into a delicious milk shake, replace the yoghurt by vanilla ice cream
  • Add a splash of your favorite fruit juice. OJ works best!

Q: what’s your favorite smoothie?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Noelle says:

    My favorite smoothie is one I always buy when I am in LA at Millions of Milkshake. Well, it’s actually a milkshake, but I love to make it into a smoothie. Add bananas and some milk or vanilla ice cream. Mix em up and in the end mix some brownies through it. The best!!!

    Also love the combination of banana and strawberry.

  2. Kimberley says:

    Eigenlijk een milkshake, maar: beetje melk + paar bolletjes vanille ijs + oreo cookies.
    Slecht, maar lekker πŸ˜›

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Oh die maak ik ook wel eens ja! Heel slecht, maar heel erg lekker idd. Van de week weer eens maken. Heb nog melk staan!

  3. My fave smoothie is simple- orange juice, fresh or frozen bananas & fresh or frozen strawberries. So good, refrehing & fruity!

    I’m probably gonna link to this post on my Smoothie Recipes webpage. πŸ™‚

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      oh that sounds delish as well and link away!

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