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
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
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.