Affordable, tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and snacks – good for the whole family.
Serves 4 – 5
Ready in 20 minutes
A smoothie can be an interesting way to incorporate a variety of fruit into your breakfast. It’s also quick and easy to enjoy – even on your way to work or school. By adding nuts or uncooked oats, you make the smoothie a bit more filling, which will keep you fuller for longer. Remember that a smoothie has to be nutritious otherwise it digests too fast – leaving you hungry sooner. A smoothie can also be part of a breakfast with a small portion of eggs or muesli and yoghurt.
½ medium papaya or 1 large mango, peeled and cubed
1 small banana, sliced
2 pears, plums, peaches or nectarines, cubed with the skin on
½ small pineapple, peeled and cubed
¼ cup (60 ml) uncooked oats or ground almonds (optional)
ice cubes to serve
- Place fruit in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add oats or almonds, if preferred and blend for a few more minutes.
- Place ice in tall glasses and pour smoothie into each glass. Thin down with a little water, yoghurt, rooibos tea or low-fat milk, if too thick to your preference.
- When in season strawberries, grapes, mango and berries are delicious. Apples also work well.
- A small glass of smoothie can also be enjoyed as a snack.
- Add mint and a small piece of ginger to the fruit before blending for extra flavour.
- Overripe fruit can be peeled, cut and frozen in freezer bags. Add this fruit to smoothies before blending for an ice cold treat.