Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

Mixed fruit and veg smoothie_6It’s been getting warmer here in Los Angeles this week, and with the change in temperature, I’ve begun to feel less like eating soups and stews, and more like making salads and smoothies. Now, I realise that the sun isn’t shining everywhere but perhaps making this will help you to pretend that it is. Or not. Anyway, it’s a lovely recipe and should help to make you feel great whatever the weather.

Although I enjoy all kinds of smoothies, this is one of my favourites. It makes a really nice change from fruit-only versions, and the combination of cucumber, lime and mint means that it’s incredibly refreshing. The banana and kiwi not only add texture, but also natural sweetness, which can sometimes be lacking in some of the more ‘green’ smoothies (of course, the teaspoon of honey helps here too).

And as well as being incredibly quick and easy to make, it’s a great source of several vitamins and minerals, and makes an excellent accompaniment to your breakfast or lunch.

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Recipe: Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

Ingredients

150g (5 oz) cucumber, cut into large pieces
150ml good quality (unsweetened) apple juice
1-2 tsp honey (to taste)
1 ripe banana, sliced
A handful of mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime
10-12 ice-cubes
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and finely chopped

Serves 2-3

Method

Place all of the ingredients, except the kiwi fruit, into a blender and whizz until smooth.

Add the kiwi, and blend for just a few more seconds.

Pour into glasses and serve.

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About Georgina

Originally from the South of England, I've also had homes in Australia (Canberra) and the US (Los Angeles). I've been based in the UK city of Sheffield for a couple of years now. My blog is about adventures with food - markets, ingredients, books, recipes, places I've eaten and other related experiences. It focuses on stories from Sheffield, South Yorkshire and nearby Derbyshire, as well as places farther afield.
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13 Responses to Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

  1. What a gorgeous sunny day in the first photo. I love your combination of sweet and tart in your smoothie and so glad not to see any spinach.

    • Georgina says:

      The weather was lovely yesterday (when I took this photo), but now it’s really foggy! I guess that’s spring for you. And I agree that spinach (which I actually love), has absolutely NO place in a smoothie!!

  2. Bernice says:

    Looks wonderful and healthy!!

  3. biccybiscuit says:

    Umm.. will certainly try this. Looks like a good recovery smoothie.

  4. bakeaffairs says:

    That sounds like the perfect start into a new day!

  5. Sophie33 says:

    I love that there is a good mix of fruit & vegg in this tasty looking smoothy! I must make this soon, very soon! I wished it was sunny & warm over here. It is freezing & snowing instead! 😦 big sigh!

  6. snati001 says:

    This looks great. The flavor combo sounds very good and it’s a green smoothie without kale or spinach! I like those smoothies too, but it’s nice to have variety. Time to bust out my blender to make this 🙂

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