Summery super-smoothies – green, pink and orange

July 28, 2018 7:44 am Published by 2 Comments

A fruity, zesty, summery smoothie: there’s no nicer way to start a summer’s day! Smoothies are a great way to incorporate a good portion of the fruit and vegetables you need into your diet. If you add some other healthy, super-nutritious ingredients to the mix, you’ll get a boost of health and energy that’s hard to beat.

We’ve got three great super-smoothie recipes to start you off – in vibrant summer colours! They’re ‘super’ because each contains at least one ingredient from our Superfoods range: products that provide a specific and particularly intense health benefit.

Green, pink or orange: which colour makes you feel most summery?

Green vegan mango coconut smoothie

This recipe is adapted from a blog on kitchentreaty.com. Most smoothies are vegan, of course, but the great thing about this one is that it tastes just as creamy as a dairy drink. If you’re craving creaminess, it’s well worth a slurp! You can see the original recipe blog post here: https://www.kitchentreaty.com/vegan-mango-coconut-green-smoothie/.

Ingredients

Method

Simply place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and add toppings if desired.

What’s the superfood? Ground (milled) flaxseed, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and easily absorbed by the body.

 

In the pink! super-smoothie

This brilliantly pink smoothie is packed full of anthocyanins. The acai powder complements the rich, dark, berry taste beautifully.

Ingredients

1 banana

3 handfuls of ‘red’ berry fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or cherries

4 ice cubes

½ cup orange juice

150ml plain yoghurt

1 tsp acai powder

Honey to sweeten, if desired

Method

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

What’s the superfood? Acai powder, rich in vitamin A and antioxidants, from the banks of the Amazon river.

 

Bright banana orange smoothie

Ingredients

1 banana
½ cup orange juice
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp coconut cream or natural yoghurt
3 ice cubes

Tbsp lucuma powder

Method

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

What’s the superfood? Lucuma powder, made from the dried pulp of the bright orange Peruvian lucuma fruit. It’s creamy, caramelish and packed with antioxidants and vitamin B.

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This post was written by Yzanne

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