Summer fruits are in abundance right now so it’s a great time to try our smoothie suggestion.

We have used strawberries in this suggestion but you could replace with other types of soft fruit that you can find in the shops and make up your own flavour combinations.

If you need to dilute your smoothie further or prefer it less thick, you can add water, milk or a dairy-free alternative such as soya or almond milk, natural or flavoured yogurt.  You could also try fruit juice or for a tropical flavoured smoothie, low-fat coconut milk or coconut water.

If you can’t get fresh fruit  you can use frozen fruit (which is available in most supermarkets often in ready prepared mixes). Frozen fruit will give it a smooth, icy, thick texture – refreshing on a hot day.

Berry and Nut Smoothie (Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 100g ground cashew nuts or almonds

  • 250g mixed berries, fresh or frozen

  • 1 large ripe banana

  • 1 litre milk of choice

Method

• Simply blend all the ingredients together.

* Nutritional tip for those with digestive problems –  Slippery elm powder can be soothing to the gut and may help digestion – add 1 tsp per serving before blending

Making a smoothie  is a great thing to do if you have fruit that is past its best plus you still get the nutritional goodness as well as the sweet summery taste – win, win.

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