Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mango Fruit Juice Smoothie

I always find it important to have breakfast, I never really used to before exams hit but since then I'd always make a smoothie for breakfast. It's a great start to anyone's day it can provide the majority of your five a day if not all and can surprisingly fill you up! So I'm going to show you how to make a nice cooling smoothie that is 100% nutritious.

To make the smoothie you shall need:
A handful of strawberries
A handful of blueberries

1 banana
A teaspoon of chopped ginger
200ml of mango juice

2  peaches 
I photographed 3 peaches for photographic purposes ;) 

The first step you need to do is to slice and chop everything up. I didn't slice the strawberries as I was using frozen ones, I tend not to add ice as I dislike it in a smoothie so adding frozen fruit is more convenient! That way you can keep fruit for longer and keep your smoothie nice and cool. 
Then chuck all the ingredients into your smoothie making machine i.e your blender! I use an attachment which connects to a Kenwood Chef mixer.

Next thing is to whizz it up in the blender, the Kenwood Chef I use has a speed dial, I like to start at 1 and gradually increase it up to 6, this helps to make the smoothie...smooth. After a few minutes I like to completely stop the blender and let any roaming heavy lumps settle to the bottom, I allow this to happen for a minute or so and then start to whizz it up again! This is also so that you don't come across any bits of unblended mushy fruit. 

Once your smoothie begins to look like this, you are now free to pour it out and enjoy :) This probably made enough for two medium sized glasses, but I was greedy and had it all hehe! Blueberry skins are a NIGHTMARE to blend so don't worry if there are still pieces floating around, it's all part of the experience. I think this smoothie has a really fresh taste, I personally like to add lots of ginger as it can give a bit of a kick and compliments the mango juice. If you are without mango juice always give other juices ago, either that or 3 table spoons of natural yoghurt is always a safe option.

Now all that's left is to give it the pinterest factor, perhaps adding a paper straw and fresh fruit? Instagram and done. 

I think this is definitely the way to go this summer, it's great for a breakfast, a cool treat and for on the go travels. Let me know if you make one!

1 comment:

  1. This looks lush but I hate mango so might swap it for a different juice!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check out my post about it and have fun completing it! XO


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