Recently with the hot summer weather here in England, I thought it would be good to make something cooling and refreshing (and preferably healthy) to drink at the end of the day. As I had tried making such drinks previously using fresh fruit and ice cubes, I decided that it would be even better to use frozen fruit readily available at the supermarkets to make my smoothie drinks (instead of ice cubes).
And as you would have it, as soon as I bought the packs of frozen fruit, it brought an end to the hot spell. Hence I had to wait until the next hot day to make this drink. It did not take very long for the hot sunny weather to return though. So out came the frozen fruits, the milk and my Magic bullet blender with its cups.
The mix used in my wife’s smoothie was frozen summer fruits and one banana. Her smoothie did come out the correct consistency. I think I used too much frozen fruits as mine was more like a sorbet, but it did melt as the evening went on and then became the perfect consistency.
My daughter’s smoothie was a blend of mangoes and blueberries (but she has asked me not to include mangoes next time).
Milk is then added to the fruits before the blending begins.
I used the Magic Bullet cups with the blender to blitz the fruits into a nice smoothie.
I then slip on the top ring for the cup and it is ready to serve.
The smoothie was indeed very cool and refreshing, particularly at the end of a long hot day after work. I have to confess that I added a small amount of sugar to mine, as I do like it slightly sweetened. But at least the bulk of it is healthy and contributes to my five-a-day of fruits. And I do feel great this evening after drinking this (full of energy and no longer hot).