mango, nectarine & raspberry smoothie

mango, nectarine & raspberry smoothie

There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice, cool smoothie on a Summers day. When it’s hot outside, I love sipping on sweet, fruity smoothies! And when it comes to fruit, I definitely have a few favourites. Although pretty much every fruit is delicious to me (except lychees – I can’t quite bring myself to like them), particular fruits like mango, bananas, nectarines, cherries and raspberries – to name a few, make my heart content.

So, when it came to making this smoothie, I knew I had to involve a few of my favourite ingredients. Keeping it simple to begin with, I chose to use some raspberries, nectarines and almond milk.

…Then came the fun parts. First, I decided to add in some red pepper. I LOVE red peppers. I eat them every day, and I love their crisp texture. Their flavour is mildly sweet, and because of their vibrant colour, I knew that using some in this smoothie would give a nice colour boost. The amount added is fairly small, but it does add another subtle, refreshing flavour to the drink.

After blending all of these together, I then added in some frozen chopped mango and blended it all again. Mango just tastes so amazing and it’s always perfect for smoothies. Also, by using frozen pieces it made the smoothie really cooling and light. Sooo good. The first time I made this, I actually downed it all within seconds – mmm. This is definitely a new favourite of mine. I hope you like it!

 

mango, nectarine & raspberry smoothie

serves 1-2

ingredients

1 cup (150g) frozen chopped mango

3/4 cup (185ml) almond milk

1/4 cup (45g) raspberries

1 yellow flesh nectarine

25g slice red pepper

 

method

1. Firstly, chop your nectarine, and add it into a blender – I used my Froothie Optimum 2.1 Blender, with the raspberries, red pepper and almond milk. Then blend it all together until smooth. When this is done, add in the mango and blend again until smooth.

2. When the drink is done, transfer it into glasses and serve.

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51 comments:

  1. You had me at mango. 🙂 I’ve never put red bell peppers in my smoothies, but I will now. Great idea!

    We are on the same wavelength today Harriet, I just posted a cherry berry coconut smoothie this morning.

  2. This is a beautiful smoothie Harriet!! Adding red pepper is such a wonderful idea too, I can imagine it gives great depth to the fruity flavor! I love the combo of spicy and sweet, so I’m especially loving this and yes, the color is just gorgeous! All of your recipes rock!

  3. I love smoothies with mangoes 😀 they make everything taste so delicious! Interesting to see a pepper on the ingredient list! A good way to add in some extra nutrients 🙂 x

  4. Just browsed through your blog for the first time and LOVE IT! I just got into cooking and baking, so I will definitely be trying some recipes! 🙂

    xoxo, Danielle | Glam R Me

  5. I agree with you, Harriet! Indeed, a refreshing, nice, and cool smoothie is all we need on a Summers day. Loving all the gorgeous flavors here! I bet pepper must have added an awesome spicy flavor to this beauty! Lovely photos too! 🙂

  6. I love using almond milk in smoothies; it’s so yummy! And how interesting that you used red pepper! I will definitely have to try that. This smoothie looks so so delicious and mouthwatering. I love your choice in fruit too! 🙂

  7. Smoothies are the best, especially in the summer! This flavor combination sounds fantastic, Harriet! I love the mango and nectarines in here. I feel like those are sometimes forgotten fruits! This sounds so refreshing!

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