Recipe of the Month – August

Recipe Of The Month - August(2)

I wrote recently, that I was trying to be more mindful of the things that I eat and try to make better food choices which have led to me buying a lot more fruit than I used to.  Now, fruit on its own, while really nutritious can sometimes get a bit boring, so I have been looking at ways to enjoy fruit in other forms.  Last month I shared with you some recipes and ideas for fruity ice lollies which are perfect for enjoying on these hot summer days.  Today, I am continuing with the fruity theme and sharing a recipe for a breakfast smoothie that I treat myself to once or twice a week.

Equipment

  • Vegetable knife or vegetable peeler
  • Serrated edge knife
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder

Ingredients

  • 1/3 fresh pineapple
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • Fruit Juice
  • Lemon juice (fresh if possible)
  • 4 tablespoons of oats

Method

  • Using the coffee grinder, grind the oats to a fine powder then set aside
  • Prepare the fruit by cutting and peeling.  The serrated edge knife is really handy for preparing the pineapple.
  • Add all fruit to the blender along with the juice of one lemon
  • Start to blend.  As the fruit breaks down add the fruit juice bit by bit until the consistency of the smoothie is pourable.
  • Add the powdered oats and continue to blend for around 2 mins.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Other Combinations

  • Banana, strawberry and kiwi
  • Strawberry, kiwi, melon and mint
  • Pineapple, coconut and banana
  • Mango, apple and banana
  • Blueberry, raspberry, kiwi and banana

Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe?  Let me know in the comments!

 

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