Friday 19 April 2013


“To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -  Gautama Buddha

A healthy breakfast menu item is the “smoothie”, based on fat-free yoghurt and seasonal fresh fruits as they are available. The high calcium, vitamin D content of the yoghurt (as well as its beneficial lactobacilli bacteria) are supplemented by the vitamins and minerals of the fresh fruit. Adding honey is an option.

Berry Smoothie

500 mL plain fat-free yoghurt
1 ripe banana
1 punnet sliced fresh strawberries

1 punnet fresh mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries)
2 kiwi fruits
2 tbspns honey (optional)

In a blender container, combine yoghurt, banana, berries, kiwi fruits and honey. Cover and purée until nearly smooth. Makes 4 servings.

This recipe can be adapted for seasonally available fruits, or you may use snap frozen unsweetened berries. Other fruit combinations you can try are: Pineapple and peach; mango and peach; or melon and banana. Soft fruits will mix more easily (some stone fruits like nectarines, apricots, plums and peaches need to ripen well before being used in a smoothie, and of course be sure to remove the stone!).

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.

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1 comment:

  1. i love smoothies! love how versatile smoothies can be, too!

    appreciate much your taking the time to share and link over at Food Friday, Nicholas
    ps. checked the link and it is very interesting! enjoy your weekend!