Home-made smoothie

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.

Frozen summer fruits
Frozen summer fruits (raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry and red currant)
Frozen mango pieces
Frozen mango pieces
Frozen blueberries
Frozen blueberries

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.

Frozen summer fruits and banana
Frozen summer fruits and banana

My daughter’s smoothie was a blend of mangoes and blueberries (but she has asked me not to include mangoes next time).

Frozen blueberries and mango pieces
Frozen blueberries and mango pieces

Milk is then added to the fruits before the blending begins.

Milk added in before the blending
Milk added in before the blending

I used the Magic Bullet cups with the blender to blitz the fruits into a nice smoothie.

Frozen fruit smoothie made with the Magic Bullet blender
Frozen fruit smoothie made with the Magic Bullet blender

I then slip on the top ring for the cup and it is ready to serve.

My summer fruits, mango and blueberry smoothie
My summer fruits, mango and blueberry smoothie
My wife's banana and summer fruit smoothie
My wife’s banana and summer fruit smoothie

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).

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