A fat free assortment of tropical fruits blended into a sweet smoothie.
As summer reaches it’s peak and I know many people are opting for light salads and smoothies and less of the heavy comfort food/drinks. This is probably the best aspect of summer, unlike winter where we seldom want to get out of bed (at least those who live in colder climates). Here in the UK people are much more willing to venture out when it comes their palate during the summertime.
A co-worker of mine had recently transitioned from getting junk food to doing a raw smoothie cleanse (well that’s what she called it). From what I could gather from the conversation she wanted to make the most of summer by going “healthy”. Now the term “healthy” means different things to the individual, some perceive good health as going raw, while others prefer to reduce the number of saturated fats and carbohydrates.
Whatever the case I do suggest incorporating a good smoothie. I know some people detest green smoothies, while others don’t like nut milk in their smoothie..it really doesn’t matter because a good smoothie is determined by the person who is drinking it.
This smoothie that I have in mind is fat free……YES! no nut milk – kiss goodbye to coconut and almond milk (well at least for the time being) and say hello to this “thickie”. The clue to density is in the term “thickie” because it’s quite thick in texture but not heavy on the tummy. You can qualify and drink the rest later or simply share it.
It contains banana, persimmon, ginger, orange and mango. If you cannot source persimmons, that’s okay, just leave it out or use a peach instead as the fruit itself is relatively sweet. Please don’t be detered by the high level of fructose, remember portion control is key as I said it’s quite thick so drink throughout the day to keep energy levels stable and to ward off hunger pangs.
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1 inch of ginger, peeled
- 2 persimmons, stem removed
- ½ mango, cut into chunks
- Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend into a smooth liquid consistency.
- Serve accordingly