Wednesday 20 January 2010

Yummy fromage frais, fruit and protein smoothie

If like me you buy fruit and then forget about it (bad!!), smoothies are the best way to deal with old(er), less aesthetically pleasing fruit to avoid (guilt-inducing) waste and still ensure you get your vits.

I'm also one of those weirdos who can't eat a banana if it's too yellow... off-green/just-yellow is my preference, any darker and it won't go down... show me a brown sugar spot and I'll gag (yes, I'm odd) - this is also where smoothies come in handy as the sweetness adds to - and gets mixed up in - the flavour and pacifies and placates freaks like me ;-)

Note: frozen berries are a Godsend, although they always seem to be sold in inconvenient HUGE plastic packaging so I tend to transfer them to freezer bags ready for use - they also serve as pretty decent ice-fruit-cubes too :-)

I made this smoothie on the weekend and it was so lush I had to share it with you (through the magic of Microsoft Paint - I'm all high-tech, me ;-) )

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Last but not least, here is the nutritional breakdown per serving, courtesy of

As you can see, there's a nice balance of protein and carbs, plus plenty of fruit which includes soluble and insoluble dietary fibre to help you cleanse and detox your insides without you even trying!



P.S. if anyone's interested, my smoothie maker is a Kenwood 'Smoothie 2Go' and it's bloody marvellous as the mixing blade screws into the top of the jug, as do the lids so you can literally drink your protein shake on the go - superb! :-)

1 comment:

  1. thanks for your help it answered my question