Simple smoothie recipes

Smoothies are a great way of making sure your children are getting most of their guideline daily amounts of fruit and veg. They’re fun to make and super-tasty. Little equipment is needed, just a blender and your chosen ingredients. Here is some smoothie inspo perfect for spring days.

Berry blast

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 and a half cups of fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 cup of low-fat strawberry Greek yoghurt
  • Around 1 and a half cups of semi-skimmed milk (depending on how thin or thick you want the smoothie to be)

Method

1) For full berry blast effect – stir chia seeds into 1/2 cup of water and let sit for up to an hour.

2) Then add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. If smoothie is too thick add more milk.

 

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Tangy Mango
Tangy Mango

Tangy mango

Ingredients

  •  1/2 large avocado
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 cup of fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 tblsp of honey (optional)
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Method

1) Place the avocado in a small bowl and toss gently with the lime juice.

2) Add the avocado and the remaining ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth, adding more honey if desired.

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Banana blast
Banana blast

 

 Banana blast (serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 225ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 4 tblsp of water
  • 2tblsp brown sugar
  • 8 ice cubes

 Method

1) Combine bananas and milk in a blender.

2) Once bananas are chopped, pour in water and brown sugar and blend until smooth.

3) Lastly add ice cubes and blend until smooth, serve immediately.

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