This is goodness in a glass!
With beautiful berries and mangoes in season over these warmer months, we’d be mad not to get a little fix as often as we can. Not only are berries wonderfully delicious and naturally sweet but they are also extremely good for our health. One cup of strawberries contains over 100 mg of vitamin C, almost as much as a cup of orange juice. The pigments that give berries their beautiful blue and red hues are also good for our health. Berries contain phytochemical and flavonoids that may help to prevent some forms of cancer. Blueberries and raspberries also contain lutein, which is important for healthy vision. Mangoes are also a star. They contain a variety of power nutrients. The fruit pulp of a mango is high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, pro vitamin A and carotenoids.
Smoothie’s are a quick and delicious way to get a nutrient boost and put a wee little spring in your step. Make yourself a glass of this good stuff for a quick and healthy breakfast or take one out in to the sunshine with you and just ‘chill’ . Usually foods this good for you are swallowed by by pinching your nose and taking one quick & horrid gulp. Not this baby – I hope you enjoy each & every glorious mouthful.
Mixed berry and mango smoothie
A good handful of fresh or frozen raspberries
6 strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
A small handful of blueberries
1 small mango, peeled and diced
200g natural yoghurt
A good drizzle of honey
12 ice cubes
fresh blueberries, for serving (optional)
Place all the ingredients (with the exception of the blueberries for serving) into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with the blueberries.