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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

I have been neglecting my blog lately I know.  I have been away visiting my bessie mate and her new baby (very, very cute and I am smitten) and also my family way down south!

I cooked some of the tried & tested recipes for the new family and they all got the thumbs up! Have a few to post now but am starting with an easy one! I have a smoothie most mornings now, and have a kid's drinking flask (have failed to find a grown up flask with a straw rather than a sports cap, feel free to comment if you know where to get one!) so I can drink it on my way to work. Makes enough for one big glassful. You can't taste the fish oil and it lessens the amount of tablets I have to take!

1/4 cup strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
Small Banana or half a banana and 1/4 cup of sorbet
Squirt of agave syrup (adjust to the sweetness of your fruit)
2 tbsp ground flax seed
Tsp fruit flavoured fish oil (I use lemon)

Basically bung it it all in a blender and whizz! If it is a bit thick add a bit more juice.

I make a few different flavours depending on what looks nice in the market when I go on saturday, and generally keep some frozen berries in the freezer on standby as well as some sorbet (a brilliant elderflower one I got from waitrose at the moment).  The following proportions will make a large glassful (or fill my kiddy flask perfectly!).

1/4 cup fruit (berries, peaches, frozen mixed berries)
1/4 cup juice (I usually use orange or orange & something)
1/2 cup 'thickener' (banana or sorbet or a mix of both, the sorbet does mean you get a nice chilled drink!)
Squirt of agave - the size of the squirt depends on the sweetness of your fruit

Blueberry & Banana was my favourite this week, and peach & raspberry was a winner too.

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