Summer is here and on one particular morning it was incredibly hot and I wanted a nice smoothie for breakfast. I wanted the smoothie to not only be full of vitamins and minerals but wanted it also to be nice and refreshing. When I think of summer, I always think of fresh and tasty strawberries.
These were therefore an essential fruit to go into the smoothie, I also decided to combine it with some fresh mango. In order for a smoothie to also be healthy, I like to add a couple of vegetables. The vegetables add some excellent health benefits whilst the fruit helps to give it a sweeter taste, after all who wants a smoothie that just tastes of carrot or spinach…. I also find it important not to just use fruit as it does contain a lot of natural sugars, which is one reason why you should blend the fruit and not just strain the juice from it (the pulp contains a lot of the nutrients).
Every smoothie I make I always either add spinach or kale, this time I used spinach and combined it with a chopped carrot. To ensure that it was not to pulpy got a better word, I added 200ml of coconut milk. I use a BlendActive to make my smoothies and cannot recommend it enough, its decent as well as being low cost. I did do a full review of it, which can be found here; Full BlendActive Review
Simply put the coconut milk into the blender and add chopped carrots, sliced strawberries, chopped mango and a handful of spinach. Give this a good blend to ensure its all blended nicely and enjoy! I enjoyed mine in the sun and it was very refreshing. If you did want it to be colder then you could use some frozen strawberries/mango, or alternatively blend up some ice cubes instead of the coconut milk.Print
I love a good smoothie in the morning and this refreshing smoothie is perfect for the summer months. The strawberry and mango gives it that flavour and sweetness, where as the spinach helps give it a nice boost of nutrients.
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 6 strawberries sliced
- half mango chopped
- 1 carrot sliced
- 1 Handful of spinach
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth and free of any chunks/bits
- Pour into a glass and top with some spare strawberries