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05 June 2003

Smooth operator

If you haven't got a blender, then it's high time you invested in one. Because without a blender, you cannot make the ultimate health breakfast – the smoothie. If you know how to make them, smoothies can offer you your entire daily requirement of five portions of fruit and vegetables in one glass!

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If you haven't got a blender, then it's high time you invested in one. Because without a blender, you cannot make the ultimate health breakfast – the smoothie. If you know how to make them, smoothies can offer you your entire daily requirement of five portions of fruit and vegetables in one glass!

All you need are some fresh, preferably organic, chopped up and peeled fruit and veg and some ice and voila, within just a few whizzes of the blender you are guaranteed a smooth ride to good health.

Here are some delicious and healthy smoothie recipes:

Summer berry sunrise

  • 90 g each of blackberries, blueberries and strawberries
  • 90 g of vanilla-flavoured soy milk
  • Ground cinnamon and wild honey to taste

Get-up-and-go smoothie:

  • One banana
  • One mango
  • Half a medium sized pineapple
  • A tablespoon of rolled oats
  • 150ml milk or a small cup of plain, low-fat yoghurt

Carrot craving

  • One quarter litre carrot juice
  • One quarter litre orange juice
  • 180 g pineapple
  • 180g melon (try winter melons or papaya)

Tropical dream

  • One large chopped banana
  • Two peeled kiwi fruits
  • Half a large mango
  • Half a large papaya
  • One quarter litre freshly squeezed orange juice
 
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