Healthy Tasty Treats: Summer Smoothies

After every weekend retreat, attendees ask for recipes of all the fabulous food and treats served. In this first instalment a few summer smoothie recipes are on offer. Use any food processor that is strong enough to handle raw veggies and even ice cubes!

 

garden green smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp water
  • 50g green seedless grapes
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut
  • 1/2 celery stick
  • 1/2 small carrot, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 green apple, cored and cut into quarters
  • 1/2 courgette, cut into large chunks
  • 50g romaine lettuce
  • 70g kale, spine removed
  • 1 handful of parsley leaves
  • 2 handfuls of ice cubes

Put all the ingredients into the processor container in the order listed and blend for at least 40 seconds. 

*Calories: 60, Total fat: 0g, Protein: 2g, Fibre: 3g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Sodium: 37mg, Cholesterol: 0mg

blackberry pear smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 240g yogurt of choice (ours is a coconut-based non-dairy yogurt!)
  • 160ml water
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 pear, cut in half and cored
  • 280g frozen blackberries

Put all the ingredients into the processor container in the order listed and blend for 1 minute.

*Calories: 142, Total Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Protein: 4g, Fibre: 6g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Sodium: 38mg, Cholesterol: 4mg

frozen strawberry grape smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 150g green seedless grapes
  • 150g red seedless grapes
  • 150g frozen strawberries
  • 1 small handful of ice cubes

Put all the ingredients into the processor container in the order listed and blend for 30 seconds.

*Calories: 117, Total Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g, Fibre: 2g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Sodium: 17mg, Cholesterol: 0mg

 

 

*nutritional information per 240ml serving