11 August 2008

Peach, Mango & Ginger Smoothie



































I really needed an energy boost today, so I decided to raid the fruit bowl and whip up a smoothie.

And why am I so exhausted today? Well yesterday I did a 20 mile walk for charity. It was a fun day. We walked from the Tay Bridge to St Andrews, via Tentsmuir Forest. The highlight of the day had to be walking through a quagmire of a field. Sinking into that unidentified brown, watery sludge and it filling up your shoe. Yeugh! There was much shrieking as we traversed through that bog! It was a long, long walk and I have to admit, probably too long for me! My legs are killing me today and I am hobbling around the house in a most pathetic manner, letting out little squeaks as I go. I am so glad I put today in as a holiday!

Peach, Mango & Ginger Smoothie

2 peaches, stoned and chopped
1 mango, stoned -using my mango splitter :)
3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp low-fat coconut milk


Whizz up all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!



















This smoothie would be great with some fresh pineapple too, don't you think?

25 comments:

  1. Well done you for walking for charity - which one was it?
    The smoothie looks delish.

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  2. Well done you! The smoothie looks gorgeous.

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  3. That looks yummy! After seeing a mango slicer on your blog I went out and got one (I hadn't even known they made such a thing!) We love it and have added mango several times to our summer. It makes cutting mango SO much easier. :-)

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  4. Hi Lynn, We walked for The Vine Trust's Amazon Hope. Doctors from our local hospital use their holiday leave to travel out to the Amazon to give free health care.

    Thank you Julia :)

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  5. Hi Leslie, I am glad you are enjoying yoour mango splitter, they are so good.

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  6. Kudos to you for walking for charity!

    The smoothie looks yummy :)

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  7. Wow that is a long walk! I walked about 3 miles yesterday and complained all night about sore legs!

    I thought of you yesterday as we drove through Chicago. There was a billboard that said "More holler for your dollar"!! Who knew you were so popular over here!

    That smoothing sounds delicious.

    -Dana

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  8. Thanks for that Dana, that made me laugh!

    However, I am not laughing about my very, very sore legs. I am not looking forward to work tomorrow. Everyone will laugh at me for walking funny. *sigh*

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  9. Oh delicious looking! I love smoothies, I usually have some vanilla yoghurt in mine, freshly squeezed orange juice is great too.

    And what a great walk you had, for a worthy cause! Though I totally sympathize with your sore legs, my legs still aches after my English/Scottish-much-walking-plus-driving-holiday and I've been home for a week now...:/

    Take care!

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  10. Hi Pia, how did your holiday go? I didn't realise you were back yet.

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  11. I have got to get one of those mango slicers. Lately I've had one heck of a time with mangos so I've pretty much stopped buying them. I have peaches & pineapple right now so I'm thinking a peach, pineapple & ginger smoothie just might make the perfect desert. Yum!

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  12. I love your pic with the smoothie on the sun lounge - looks like the perfect (and well-deserved) place for you after your walk! I have been thinking about pineapple in smoothie's lately but was disuaded by E - but he doesn't like any fruit so I shouldn't really listen to him!

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  13. oh boy, there's nothing better than walking miles and miles in squishy shoes! good for you!
    your smoothie is awesome, and yes, i think it'd be sensational with some pineapple! :)

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  14. Twenty miles! Wow. Did you train for this, or just do it? The tradition is that all Scots are great walkers, so we expect you dashed it off in half a day and still had time for tea later!

    Ugh, to the filled shoes. You probably have mosquito bites, too. Erg. Hope you got lots of sponsors and made lots of cash for your charity.

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  15. Love your choice of fruits and I bet the ginger brought just enough tartness to make this a hit.
    And 20 miles??? You deserve a smoothie Holler ;)

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  16. 20 miles hey! Ihaven't done a 20 minle walk for about 3 years and that was for charity too. I remember the pain too! Great smoothie

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  17. That smoothie looks great Holler! I am glad you are taking care of yourself after that long walk. What a great cause to walk for too! Impressive on all fronts!

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  18. That looks nice and refreshing. I like the use of the ginger in it.

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  19. That would be a tasty smoothie VV!

    Hey Johanna, it is my favourite spot for taking photos. Lots of sun!

    Hi Grace, I don't know if my trainers will ever recover! I have had newspaper in them, but I am thinking of popping them in the washing machine :/

    Hi T, I tried to get out for walks as much as I could for a few weeks before the walk, unfortunately, the weather wasn't on my side, so not as much walking as I would have liked! No mossies, thankfully :)

    Thank you Lore :)

    I am glad it is not just me Beth!

    Thank you Jenn :)

    Hi Kevin, the ginger gave it a nice kick and I will maybe use more next time. I find I am using ginger a lot just now actually.

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  20. Mmm that smoothie sounds good! And good for you for doing the 20km walk! Hopefully you're feeling a bit better by now.

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  21. Smoothie looks delicious,never thought of using mango and ginger together.There is a surprise waiting for you at my blog,please check it out :)

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  22. Hi Ashley, that's 32 km! Arrgh, what was I thinking?

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  23. Hi Usha, Thank you so much for the award :)

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  24. Very cool flavor combination for the smoothie. The ginger is definitely unexpected to me .

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