Fruitilicious!

Fruitilicious!

Put a bounce in your step with these summer smoothies from chef Peter Gordon

H&F TIPS

RASPBERRIES

The high anthocyanincontent of raspberriesmay help reduceinflammation thatleads to heart disease,reducing your riskof heart attack by32 per cent, accordingto NorwichMedical School.✽

AVOCADOS

Avocados containmore potassium thanbananas (14 per centof your RDA per 100g)and are filled withheart-healthy fats.A 100g serving alsocontains 20 per cent ofyour daily folate needs.✽

PEARS

You can cook thepears up to three daysin advance and keepthem in the fridge. Tryreplacing the kiwifruitwith a peeled banana,mango or fig if they’rein season.

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RASPBERRY, BANANA & AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2

1 punnet (2 handfuls) raspberries

1 banana, peeled and broken into pieces

1 avocado, flesh only

300ml cold buttermilk or plain yoghurt

2 tbsp active manuka or other runny honey

1 tbsp toasted muesli or bran flakes (optional, but it gives it great body)

1 glass ice cubes

1.Place everything in a blender and blitz for 20 seconds. Taste and add extra honey or ice as needed.

PEAR AND KIWIFRUIT LASSI

Serves: 2

2 pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

4 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

200ml water

3 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks

600ml thin plain yoghurt

2 handfuls ice cubes

1.Place the pears, maple syrup or honey, lemon zest and juice and the water in a pan and bring to a boil. Put a lid on and simmer until the pears are cooked – about 15 minutes. Leave to cool in the pan.

2.Place the pears and cooking liquid along with everything else into a blender and blitz until smooth.

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