As the warm yet unsteady days of August transition into September, you might be wondering what to do with the fruits that you receive in your weekly shop. We’ve compiled a list of some great smoothie ideas to help you get the most out of your August and September fruits. Not only are these recipes a great way to incorporate your 5-a-day, but it also offers flavours for the more mature palate (though the kids will be sure to love them too).
1. Raspberry and Peach Smoothie
1 cup ripe peaches, peeled and diced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste)
Combine the diced peaches, raspberries, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and honey in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add ice cubes and blend again until the desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed by adding more honey. Pour into glasses and garnish with a fresh raspberry or a peach slice.
2. Apple, Pear & Ginger Blend
1 large apple, cored and chopped
1 ripe pear, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
A squeeze of lemon juice
Place the chopped apple, pear, grated ginger, apple juice, plain yogurt, and lemon juice in a blender and blend until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth. Add ice cubes and blend again to achieve the desired texture. Pour into glasses and serve.
3. Mango, Coconut & Pineapple Fusion
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon shredded coconut (optional, for garnish)
Combine the diced mango, pineapple, coconut milk, and orange juice in a blender and blend until the mixture is silky smooth. Add ice cubes and blend once more for a refreshingly chilled texture, pour into glasses and sprinkle shredded coconut on top for an extra touch of flair.
4. Blackberry, Cucumber & Mint Refresher
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey (optional, adjust to taste)
Place the blackberries, chopped cucumber, mint leaves, water, plain yogurt, and honey (if using) in a blender and blend until the ingredients are well incorporated and the mixture is velvety. Add ice cubes and blend once more to achieve the desired consistency. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy the taste of the garden in a glass.
Plumbs’ Dairy offers a wide selection of fruit that you can use to make delicious smoothies, jams, and pies. Register for an account today to enjoy in-season fruit (and vegetables).