Melon Berry 100% Fruit Smoothie

2013-07-09
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  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 5m

Summer has finally arrived here in England and what better way to celebrate than with a smoothie! I love smoothies as they are super healthy and taste delicious! Smoothies count towards getting your ’5 a day’ – and this recipe certainly has 2 of those in it! This smoothie is packed with anti-oxidants and will leave you feeling and looking GREAT! – thanks to all those vitamins and minerals :)

If you prefer a thicker smoothie then don’t forget to freeze your fruit before hand (e.g. bananas) or buy frozen fruit instead (e.g. berries). Frozen fruit (and veg) contain the same, if not more, nutrients than the fresh versions and have the added bonus that they don’t go off either! The majority of fruit either has a low glyceamic index or load meaning that a) it releases it’s energy slowly or b) it’s mainly made up of water and fibre!

This recipe is made from 100% fruit (as I know some of my readers are either lactose intolerant or simply don’t like milk or yoghurt!), is low in calories, fat-free and tastes delicious. You can easily play around with the quantities of the different fruits in this recipe, but they work together really well.. do let me know if you give it a go!

Ingredients

  • Medium slice of melon*
  • ~3/4 cup/handful frozen berries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 150ml apple juice**

Optional: Chia Seeds / Crushed Ice

*I use between a fifth & a quarter of a yellow melon

**Make sure your apple juice is 100% fruit.. STAY AWAY from ‘juice drinks’ where the main ingredients are sugar and water!

Melon Berry

Method

Step 1

Place of all of your ingredients into your blender

Step 2

Blend*

Step 3

Pour into a tall glass (with ice - optional) & enjoy!

 

*Check out my blender review for more information on the one I use!

 

.. And if you have any ingredients left over then do what I like to do for Breakfast .. (it’s a take on my Overnight Oats & Bircher Muesli Recipe): 

1) Mix 30-40g (1/3-1/2 cup) of oats with the same volume of apple juice, cover & leave in the fridge over-night..

2) The next day top with melon chunks, berries, chopped banana, yoghurt & cinnamon – delicious!!

fruit and yoghurt

 

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Melon smoothie

 

 

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    190Kcal
  • Carbs

    45g
  • Protein

    4g
  • Fat

    0g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Kirsty Nicol on March 23, 2014

    This smoothie is so nice, just really refreshing think it going to making many appearance this summer =D

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