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Smoothies by Nikki Legon

Smoothies by Nikki Legon

Healthy, convenient fuel on the go! Smoothies provide important proteins, vitamins and minerals and you can use any fruit or vegetable so it’s a tasty way to get your 5-a-day. Have them for breakfast, an afternoon snack, dessert or as a delicious cocktail...

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Banana, citrus and oat smoothie

Perfect for breakfast, this smoothie will give you energy for all the morning chores!



25g oats

50ml skimmed milk

2 bananas

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon

100ml low fat yoghurt

100ml low fat fromage frais

1 tbsp clear honey

4 ice cubes


1) Put the oats into a bowl, add the milk and soak overnight in the refrigerator.

2) In the morning place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.



Strawberry smoothie

Ideal for that afternoon treat or dessert



2 cups of frozen or fresh strawberries

1 orange peeled and the pips removed

1 apple peeled and cored

1 cup of low fat yoghurt

1/2 cup of low fat fromage frais


Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth



Sophisticated smoothie

An apéro with a difference for a spring evening with friends



3 mangoes

3 papayas

200g frozen mixed berries

150ml of freshly squeezed orange juice

150ml of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1 bottle of cava


1) Peel the mangoes and papaya and remove all the flesh, place in the blender.

2) With the frozen fruit blend then pass through a sieve to remove any pips.

3) Add the juice and cava, mix and serve in tall glasses.