Summer’s (almost) here! What, you hadn’t noticed? No matter what the British weather has in store, there are very few delights better than a summer-inspired smoothie. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to classic cocktails, a delicious dessert smoothie or something to put you in/back in that holiday mood, rest assured that it’s near impossible to get these wrong – just make sure you never forget the lid, unless you’re interested in becoming a YouTube sensation for all the wrong reasons!
To get you started, here are some refreshing, revitalising recipes that get a big thumbs up from The Leisure Lounge team.
Ideal as a special breakfast treat, this sweet and refreshing mix will give you a great reason to get out of bed in the morning!
300g Greek-style natural yoghurt (try the fat free option – you’ll never know the difference)
Around 10 good-sized strawberries
Two pretty strawberries (for garnish)
Three large ripe bananas
A splash of milk
Optional *ahem* Amaretto
Haven’t managed to book your sizzling summer getaway just yet? Don’t worry! This smooth twist on the much-loved holiday cocktail will transport you right there.
250g fresh pineapple chunks
250ml coconut milk or cream of coconut
One frozen banana
Optional *ahem* white rum
If you’re calorie counting, this recipe definitely isn’t for you, but if you’re looking for a one-off spectacular sweet treat then you’ve hit the jackpot.
300g of your favourite vanilla ice cream
3 tbsp apple sauce
3 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Optional *ahem* bourbon