19 June 2012

The Zinger - Summer Smoothie


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.


 


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.

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
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
Details
Total time:
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.

22 comments:

  1. Looks so refreshing, wouldn't mind one right now!

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    1. It is unfortunately all finished now :(

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  2. That looks absolutlely delightful next to the pool.

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  3. We freeze our "inferior" watermelons, cubed, to use in smoothies. You have to pry the chunks apart, but they work so well that it's worth it, plus you end up with a thicker smoothie. :)

    Glad you're having a good time there! We've had smoothies just about every day, here, for the past week. :-D

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    1. Awwwwww, so sad we missed you before you left :(

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  4. We are using a KitchenAid blender here, but I am holding out for the Vitamix, as I've heard "It's even stronger than the KitchenAid!" But yeah... price. Yikes.

    This looks LOVELY.

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    1. Kitchen aid, now you are just showing off :)

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  5. Oh yes. Very nice mix of ingredients.

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  6. if I had the choice I would much prefer fizzy water (we often add soda water) than dairy to a smoothie - so much more refreshing in the hot weather - sounds like a great smoothie for hot weather. I'd love a powerful machine like this for smoothies - it is limiting just to use a blender but we get by

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    1. I did see a difference using this machine, but as you say you can get by with a blender :)

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  7. yes please!! Love watermelon and smoothies but not sure if I've ever tried them together. Great picture too :)

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    1. Have a try Ros, it is great in a smoothie. So refreshing and if you have nothing to mix with it, just add ice and lemonade to the whizzed up watermelon.

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  8. Looks and sounds delicious we will be sure to try this soon ;

    http://www.foodisan.com

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    1. The weather has improved then? Brilliant! Well we are having the storm to end all storms just now and it is lashing it down, but it means it is lovely and cool. Which is a blessed relief after all the heat!

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  10. MMMM,...what a refreshing & good for you smoothy! So stylish too! :)
    Yum Yum yum!

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