Saturday, 19 July 2014

Summer Smoothie Challenge.


I've long been a lover of smoothies and juices, especially homemade ones, so when Lactofree got in touch and asked me to create my own smoothie as part of their Say Yes to Summer campaign, I knew exactly which one I was going to make for you all. They kindly sent me a hand blender and huge parcel of fresh fruit, so as soon as it arrived I instantly got to work.

banana and berry summer smoothie recipe








I have two favourite smoothies;
Smoothie #1: Banana, blueberries, raspberries, milk, OJ, ice.
Smoothie #2: Watermelon, banana, pineapple, strawberries, spinach (yes...spinach).

As I didn't have any watermelon or spinach, and couldn't be bothered going to the shops, I decided to make Smoothie #1, but with a coupla changes. Instead of OJ I added coconut water, and then instead of ice I put some frozen gooseberries (homemade!) in. I also included the Lactofree milk instead of normal milk. The result was pretty tasty, and the perfect refreshing summer smoothie. I sipped on it whilst sitting in the garden  reading Cloudstreet with Dylan, dreaming of far-away destinations and planning where to go on holiday next.

banana and berry smoothie recipe
banana and berry smoothie recipe

banana and berry smoothie recipe


What's your favourite smoothie?


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14 comments

  1. Looks so healthy and delicious!! I love tropical fruits so mine would probably involve pineapple, passion fruit and mango in some way shape or form!!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

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    1. Oooh I love tropical fruits too, especially when it's hot! x

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  2. Yummy. I have a smoothie everyday and always shove a bit of spinach in!

    Sophie x

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    1. I love it, you can't even really taste it but it's so much healthier than just loads of fruit! x

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  3. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! My favourite smoothie is banana and strawberry with a dash of almond milk and some chia seeds!

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

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    1. Sounds delicious! I really need to try almond milk! x

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  4. Mmm these look terrific! As a fellow smoothie addict, I'm always on the lookout for recipes and yours sound particularly useful for the UK heatwave.. Not sure about gooseberries, but I'll definitely give it a try.

    My favourite smoothies are the ones that taste like cake but contain vegetables! :D

    Gemma
    www.fleetingplanet.com

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    1. Haha, taste like cake but contain vegetables!? Please give me your recipes!! x

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  5. Mmmmmm that looks delicious! I hate bananas but might give these a go with just a spoonful of natural yoghurt instead to thicken it up. Not really a smoothie, but my favourite juice at the moment is beetroot and apple. Yummmmm!

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  6. LOVE. I'm a simple smoothie fan, banana and peanut butter for forever,

    hannah bee

    xo

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  7. Spinach in a smoothie? You'll have to convince me...I usually go for the crazy healthy all green ones OR a berry deluxe!!
    And when innocent is on offer in the supermarket it's very hard to resist!!
    x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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    1. Yes! I promise you can't taste it! (unless you put way too much in) haha.

      I looooove innocent juices, I went to Fruit Towers this week, so will have a blog post up next week which you may enjoy ;)

      C x

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  8. That looks so refreshing, perfect for these warm days!!

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