Berry Banana Smoothie

If your mornings are a blurred rush, set aside just 5 minutes to treat yourself to this power-packed smoothie before you fly out the door. You’ll know that you’ve packed in vital nutrients to get your day started.

It’s fun to add layers of contrasting fruit purées in your smoothie, so use fruit that is in season and perfectly ripe. You don’t have to stick to berries and bananas.

You need

  • 3 large scoops low-fat vanilla sorbet
  • 375 ml (1½ cups) fat-free soy yoghurt  – try out different brands ‘coz like all things in life even all of these yoghurt’s don’t all taste the same
  • 1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 15ml (1 T) toasted sunflower seeds
  • 15ml (1 T) toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 5ml (1 t) linseeds
  • 80g raspberries
  • 80g mulberries
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 30 ml (2 T) agave nectar or honey

How to

Whizz together the sorbet, yoghurt, banana and seeds.
In a separate jug, whizz together the berries, vanilla and agave nectar or honey.
Alternate pouring the yoghurt mixture with the berry mixture into tall, chilled glasses. Plunge in a thick straw and drink immediately.

Some tips

If you aren’t serving straight away, pour the smoothie components into a serving jug and chill well.
Freeze your berries overnight for a thicker, cooler smoothie
Ice cubes can be added
Substitute the fruit with your favourite fruit or berries. Gooseberries and kiwi fruit make great smoothies!

BON APETIT

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