Smoothie Blends With Benefits

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 by Narina Exelby

Summer is undeniably smoothie season – and with plenty of seasonal fruit around, one quick whiz in the blender and that’s breakfast.

These great-tasting smoothies in gemstone colours will have you drinking to your health before you can say “rise and shine”.

Megan Hussey, founder and co-owner of healthy eatery Osumo, says: “Always use the best ingredients available. Use a good-quality low-fat frozen yoghurt (Marcel’s if possible) and fresh frozen fruit, and go easy on the ice.” Her favourite combinations: mixed berries, banana, Woolworths organic vanilla yoghurt, vanilla essence and a scoop of whey protein, or vanilla frozen yoghurt, peanut butter, honey and banana. “I love the decadent flavour,” says Hussey, “and it’s healthy and well-balanced too.”

  1. Love-Your-Skin Smoothie
  2. Boost-Your-Immunity Smoothie
  3. Refreshing Antioxidant-Packed Smoothie
  4. Energy-Boosting, Hangover-Curing Smoothie

Love-Your-Skin Smoothie

Flaxseed minimises spots and fine lines, Vitamin C packed berries create collagen and cleanse skin, while pomegranates (also high in Vitamin C) reduce oxidative damage.

In a blender combine:

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

1 cup frozen blueberries

175ml summer berries frozen yoghurt (we used Marcel’s)

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 cup pure pomegranate juice

Pulse first, then process on a high speed until smooth.

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