Join the smoothie movement
Flava January 2012
Packed with flavour, smoothies are a delicious way to make healthy eating easy. Make them at home using fresh seasonal fruits or greens, a dash of honey and a cup of ice and blend together.
For fruit smoothies, add a cup of yoghurt or soy milk for a smooth creamy taste.
Smoothies date back to the 1930s, around the time the first blenders were made. They gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when many health and fitness fanatics viewed them as a great way to increase metabolism without adding too many calories.
Today, smoothies have evolved into sophisticated drinks to meet the health conscious demands of the market, with added vitamins, protein and fiber, and are now viewed as a healthy, nutritional and tasty treat.
Recipe courtesy of Roots Delight
4 large strawberries
1 cup blueberries
¼ cup chopped pineapple
1 cup creamer – such as milk, yoghurt or soy milk
Sweeten to taste with 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
Add a handful of ice if you are using fresh fruit. Not necessary if using frozen fruits. Blend and serve
If you don’t have a blender at home, or want the convenience of being able to pick up a smoothie when you are out and about, try:
Tropic Centre II
West Shore Centre
Jessie’s Juice Bar