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Summerlicious fruit smoothies – seven ingredients seven smoothies

summerlicious fruit smoothies

Seven smoothies, one for each day of the week.
Plan ahead and make breakfast easy!

Ingredients

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All ingredients

  • 100g (3.5 oz or 1 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 860ml (3 1/3 + 1/4 cups) part skimmed milk
  • 150ml (almost 2/3 cup) water
  • 2 large bananas (about 195g or 14oz each), peeled and chopped
  • 1 large pineapple (about 1.7kg or 3.7 pounds), peeled and chopped (yield about 700g or 1.5 pounds)
  • 340g (12 oz or 9 apricots) apricots, pitted
  • 335g (12 oz) cherries, pitted
  • 320g (11.3 oz or 1 cup 2 TBSP) frozen blueberries

Blueberry banana

  • 25g (1/4 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 200ml (1/2 + 1/3 cup) milk
  • 2/3 large banana, chopped
  • 90g (5 TBSP) frozen blueberries

Pineapple apricot

  • 50ml (almost 1/4 cup) water
  • 260g (roughly 9 oz) chopped pineapple
  • 100g (3.5 oz) pitted apricots (2 1/2 apricots)

Pineapple banana

  • 120ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 180g (6.3 oz) chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana, chopped

Apricot blueberry

  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 100g (3.5 oz) frozen blueberries
  • 85g (3 oz) pitted apricots (about 2 apricots)
  • 1/3 large banana

Cherry apricot

  • 25g (1/4 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 100g (3.5 oz) pitted cherries
  • 70g (2.5 oz) pitted apricots (about 2 apricots)

Fruity mix

  • 100ml (almost 1/2 cup) water
  • 40g (1.4 oz) pitted cherries
  • 40g (1.4 oz) pitted apricots (1 apricot)
  • 50g (1.8 oz) frozen blueberries
  • 100g (3.5 oz) chopped pineapple

Cherry berry oat

  • 50g (1/2 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 80g (2.8 oz) pitted cherries
  • 80g (2.8 oz) frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. First prepare all the fruit. Rinse it well, peel the bananas and the pineapple, pit the cherries and apricots. You don’t have to thaw the blueberries.
  2. When making an oat smoothie, place the oats in the blender first and blend them well until they break into a powder. Unless you decide to freeze the oats along with the fruit, then you can throw everything in the blender at once.
  3. Then add the liquids and the rest of fruit.
  4. Blend each smoothie for about a minute or until all the big chunks of fruit are pureed. Taste and see if you want to add anything else.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

GREAT ADDITIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS
– Orange juice or apple juice add great flavor to any smoothie.
– If you don’t like bananas try mangoes instead.
– Use any milk you like, almond milk or rice milk are both very tasty. Or even homemade macadamia milk
– Be more exotic and add coconut water.
– Greek yogurt adds texture and lovely rich flavor.
– For an extra kick add vanilla extract, cocoa powder or cinnamon.
– A teaspoon or tablespoon of any nut butter works really well in banana based smoothies.
– Feeling super healthy? Add a bit of maca, spirulina or wheatgrass powder.

While blueberries are in season, I prefer frozen blueberries for smoothies. I find this to be more economical and I save fresh blueberries for when I have yogurt for breakfast.

When making smoothies with frozen fruit instead of fresh they can be very, very cold and difficult to drink. You can make a smoothie more drinkable, and make things easier for your blender, if you warm your milk or water in the microwave first.