Berry Nice Fruit Smoothie with Optional Protein Boost

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.

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat free Quick meal Low fat, low sugar, diabetic friendly Cheap as chickpeas Kid recipe
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Preparation time

5 min

Cook time

Total time

5 minutes

Meal

  • breakfasts

Servings

1

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until very smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately.

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