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Heatwave busting summer smoothie recipes

Heatwave busting summer smoothie recipes

We’re set for a hot one this coming week – and what better way to beat the heat then with a delicious ice cold smoothie? Each of these are super easy to prepare and only have a few ingredients.

Nothing worse than shopping for exotic items in 30ºC+ weather! You’ll notice there is no ice cream in these recipes, so you are not overloading on sugar. To add the creaminess we are relying on the ingredients and the transition from frozen to semi-liquid - kind of like a cheat’s version of a frappe. You can always control the temperature and texture by adding ice cubes. Each recipe below makes enough for 2 drinks. You will need to start these in advance as the fruit needs to be frozen.

Equipment needed: Blender

Method: add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until to your liking. Use ice cubes to control thickness and coldness as required.

Summer Crush

  • Coconut water 250-330mL
  • ½ Pineapple (cut into small pieces and frozen)
  • Handful of Fresh Mint

Optional additions – fresh coconut pieces, fresh coriander

Serve in a tall glass with extra mint leaves as garnish

Berry Heaven

  • 250gms frozen mixed berries
  • 1 punnet fresh berries of your choice
  • Almond Milk - approximately 250mL

Optional additions – nuts, chia seeds

Serve in a tall glass with a few extra berries on top

Beyond Blue

  • I punnet Blueberries, frozen
  • 2-3 tbsp. Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • Milk - approximately 100mL

Optional additions –banana, nuts, chia seeds

Serve in a tall glass with a light dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg

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