Jean bought a smoothie machine for us coming over to stay with her. She knew that I make Cooper a lot of smoothies, to keep his quota of fruit consumption up. I tell you, it is really powerful machine compared to the one I have. Mind you mine is just a blender, but this one would easily blend vegetables, which to me is fabulous as I usually have to cook veg lightly before blending it. I am considering getting one myself. It is a Kenwood Smoothie Pro. Although Helen over at Fuss Free Flavours recommended a Vitamix. It might come down to price in the end.
Cooper has been enjoying strawberry based yoghurt smoothies, but I thought I would make one for the adults. Watermelons are rife here, so I started with that and added some other refreshing flavours. There is no dairy in this smoothie, just crisp, zingy flavours.
We also tried topping it up with sparkling lemonade on Jean's recommendation and it was lovely. A much milder flavour, but still refreshing.Tweet
The Zinger - A Summer Smoothie
This smoothie is fresh, zingy and very refreshing. If it is a bit too tangy for you, try adding some sparkling lemonade.
- ¼ of a watermelon
- ½ cucumber (the cucumber I used was quite small, so maybe just use a third).
- 2 kiwi fruit
- ½ pint apple juice
- 12 ice cubes
1. Prepare the fruit. Remove the watermelon flesh from the skin, slice & de-seed. Slice the cucumber. Peel and slice the kiwi fruit.2. Whizz up all the ingredients in a smoothie maker or food processor.3. Pour into glasses and serve while still cold or store in a jug in the fridge until required
Yield: 4 large glasses of smoothie
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am recommending a smoothie maker I have used and one I have been recommended.