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Smoothie Ice Lollies May 25, 2015

Smoothie Lollies

First off let me say ‘Thank you’ to my new followers and for all the likes 🙂

Made with fresh and frozen fruit, oats and fruit juice these are a nice healthy alternative to those shop bought lollies.

 

Ingredients

 

1 large banana

300g frozen berries (I used strawberries but you can use a mix of berries or just your favourite)

50g porridge oats (shhh don’t tell the kid’s & they won’t know 😉 )

400ml apple juice, unsweetened

1 Tbsp honey, optional

 

 

Method

 

Put the banana, berries, oats and apple juice in a liquidiser. Start off using it on pulse to break those frozen berries up a bit, then turn it up and whizz for several minutes until it’s all completely smooth and there’s no sight of those oats ;-).

Taste for sweetness, depending on what fruit you’ve added it might be a bit tart and need the honey added.

Divide the mixture into ice lolly molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

If you don’t use it all up in the lolly molds then add some more apple juice and simply serve as a smoothie drink.

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Summer Berries and Banana Smoothie March 3, 2015

Summer Berries & Banana Smoothie

Just to prove I can do healthy as well 😉

 

Ingredients

 

1 frozen ripe banana, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup frozen berries of your choice

1/2 cup low fat plain yoghurt

1/2 cup pomegranate juice, plus more if needed

4 tsp honey

 

Method

 

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Depending on the type of blender you have, you may need to stop and stir occasionally to help it along. If the mixture is too thick, add 2 tablespoons more pomegranate juice and blend again. Pour into glass and serve cold.

This amount of ingredients made just under 400mls of smoothie.

Make life easier by peeling and slicing the banana then freezing it rather than freezing a whole banana then trying to cut it 😉

 

 
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