Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Smooth Smoothie

A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit and in special cases can contain chocolate or peanut butter. In addition to fruit, many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey or contain syrup and ice ingredients. They have a milkshake-like consistency that is thicker than slush drinks. They can also contain milk, yogurt or ice cream.
Smoothies are often marketed to health-conscious people, and some restaurants offer add-ins such as soy milk, whey powder, green tea, herbal supplements, or nutritional supplement mixes.
Smoothies became widely available in the United States in the late 1960s when ice cream vendors and health food stores began selling them.

By the 1990s and 2000s, smoothies became available at mainstream cafés and coffee shops and in pre-bottled versions at supermarkets all over the world.

Banana and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Serving: 2

Makes a great breakfast drink. It is packed with calcium, antioxidants and vitamins, and because it contains fresh banana and oats, will keep you feeling full until lunchtime. 

One serve of this recipe represents 17% of the recommended daily energy intake of an average person.

·        1 Ripe Banana
·        ½ cup frozen blueberries
·        1 ½ cups low fat milk
·        1 small tub vanilla yoghurt (125g)
·        ¼ cup oats
·        1 tbsp. Honey

·        Blend all ingredients together.
·        Serve in chilled glasses, with straws.
·        Garnish with a sprinkle of oats.


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