Berry Nice Fruit Smoothie with Optional Protein Boost
Frozen berries are a brilliant way to vary your fruit intake, especially in winter. Different combinations are available in supermarkets and health food shops, including organic. Alternatively, if you have freezer space, pick 'em yourself and freeze them quickly, from a fruit farm or do a bit of foraging and get them FREE. Open spaces are often filled with bramble bushes come August and September.
Top Tip: frozen bananas (or berries) are a great way to chill a smoothie without using ice. Peel bananas, slice into chunks, bag them and freeze.
- 2 frozen or fresh bananas, broken into chunks
- 720ml/24 fl oz/3 cups unsweetened fresh fruit juice (not from concentrate) - any type
- 100g/4oz berries, fresh or frozen
- 250ml/9 fl oz/1 cup soya yoghurt, plain or flavoured (optional)
Protein boost: add one of these:
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tbsp hemp meal
- 1-2 tbsp nut or seed butter, eg cashew, almond, tahini etc
- 1 handful of whole seeds or nuts, eg sunflower, hazelnuts, cashews - or a mixture
NB a high speed blender is needed for whole seeds or nuts
- Blend all ingredients together until very smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
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