Frozen Fruit Smoothies
Makes 2 Glasses
1 ripe banana
1 glass of frozen fruit of your choice; mango, blackcurrent, or strawberries
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
1 small handful of oats
1 small handful of mixed nuts
1 glass of soy milk, skim milk or apple juice
optional: runny honey, to taste
Jamie's Top Tips
Smoothies are not only deliciously tasty but they're also perfect to have for breakfast, as they're full of goodness. Adding oats and nuts to them is great, because it helps slow down the absorption of the sugar from the fruit into your bloodstream, which gives you more energy for longer.
The great thing about frozen fruit is that it's been picked at its best, at the right time, and hasn't been forced to grow out of season, like so much of the "fresh" fruit on offer to us these days. It's also cheaper and far more convenient - it will keep happily in your freezer for months on end, so any time you fancy a smoothie, you can have one!
Peel and slice your banana and put it into a liquidiser with your frozen fruit and the yoghurt. Whiz it up and add the oats and nuts. Add the milk, or apple juice and then whiz again, until nice and smooth.
|If it's a bit too thick for you, just add a splash more milk or juice and whiz around again. Give it a good stir, then have a taste. Rarely with a frozen fruit smoothie should you need to sweeten it, but if you think it needs a bit of extra sweetness you can add a little honey to taste - you won't need much.|