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5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie

5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie - Fab Food 4 AllToday I’m bringing you a 5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie which came about after a great start to the day!

I woke up extra early this morning (probably due to the lighter mornings) put my latest #flowertheday shot onto instagram and eventually the radio alarm came on. We listen to Chris Evans on Radio 2 every morning, it’s always uplifting and cheery so a great way to start the day. So there I was listening from under the covers whilst checking all my social media on my phone, when a song I hadn’t heard for decades started to play. It was 68 Guns by The Alarm which I really liked back in the 80’s and I was lucky enough to see them support Queen at Wembley Stadium in my youth. Hence I felt compelled to tell Radio 2 this via Twitter and mentioned that I’d even had a tasseled suede jacket (similar to the one the lead singer wore in their video, only mine was black). So blow me down within a few minutes (and after the next song “Jet”) suddenly the words from my tweet were being repeated back to me. At this point I jumped out of bed to tell my kids and hubby about this surprise happening!

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Anyway, in the words of the sadly late Ronnie Corbett, I digress, so with an extra spring in my step this morning and the sun streaming in through the windows I decided I wanted to make a nice healthy smoothie for breakfast. I’m not really into making smoothies as I don’t have the best equipment with which to make them so after discovering that I’d broken my Braun Multipractic blender attachment (after attempting to make peanut butter in it), I decanted my smoothie to my soup maker/blender and after a bit of stopping and shaking eventually got a nice smooth blend.

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I knew I had some Kiwi fruits that I’d bought for 3p recently, I also had a glut of cheap bananas, a lime that was on its last legs, some neglected frozen blueberries and lots of apples. These therefore formed the base of my smoothie as well as a little coconut water I happened to have in the fridge. If I’d had one of these super duper high speed blenders then I could have left the skins on my apples but I played safe and peeled mine! The smoothie was totally delicious with all the flavours complimenting each other wonderfully, a great way to get some of your 5-a-day. As soon as my daughter came in from school she also wanted a glass so I made another batch which she drank with much enthusiasm, my son also had a glass but exclaimed that he didn’t like smoothies and after drinking most of it he still wasn’t convinced (you can’t win them all)!

This 5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie is packed full of vitamins (particularly Vitamin C), minerals and roughage but due to the high acidity content it’s not something you would want to drink every day for the sake of your teeth as fruit acid can be quite damaging. Using a straw is a good way to help protect your teeth from the acid.

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5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie is packed full of blueberries, apple, banana, kiwi fruit and lime which are blended with coconut water for a refreshing burst of flavour and nutrients.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Serves: 2 x 200mls
Ingredients
  • 60g Blueberries, frozen
  • 1 Banana, medium, peeled & sliced
  • 2 Kiwi fruits, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 100 mls Coconut water
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 small glasses.
Notes
If you have a high speed power blender then you could leave the apple skins on.
Depending on the size of your banana you may want to water down the smoothie with a little more coconut water if necessary.

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For more fruit smoothie inspiration you might like the following recipes from fellow bloggers:

Pineapple & Coconut Smoothie – Fab Food 4 All
Strawberry, Blackcurrant and Coconut Smoothie – Foodie Quine
Apple Pie Smoothie – Little Sunny Kitchen
Raspberry & Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds – Supper in the Suburbs
Persimmon & Turmeric Immune Boosting Green Smoothie – Celery & Cupcakes
Mango Carrot Smoothie – Tin & Thyme
Mango, Banana & Coconut Smoothie – Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

As this recipe was made with cheap ingredients and ones that needed using up I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and hosted by From Plate to Pen this month plus No Waste Food Challenge which is run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

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I’ll leave you with a trip down memory lane for those that remember The Alarm and for those who don’t here’s what you were missing in the 80’s!

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Great sounding smoothie, wish I could find Kiwi fruit at 3p

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard:-)

  2. Helen Moulden

    Love a good smoothie. Great recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, it is lush:-)

  3. A S,Edinburgh

    That’s really cool, having your tweet read out! The flavours of this look great; really intense :).

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, a few days ago Chris Evans RT’d my Non Alcoholic Mojito recipe to his 2.3M followers as he’s having a #dryjanuary:-)

  4. Sarah Cooper

    This looks a great way to start the day!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah:-)

  5. Maya Russell

    Can’t have too many good smoothies. I love the colour of this one.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya:-)

  6. Sam McKean

    This sounds delicious, I am definitely going to try it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sam, do let me know what you think:-)

  7. Urvashi Roe

    Now then what I would really like to see is a picture of you in that tassled jacket. Kiwis are a staple in this house but I have never managed to find them for that price. Well done you!

    1. Camilla

      LOL Urvashi, I’ll have to take a look in an old photo album but no sure if I’ll find one as it’s no often one’s shot in outdoor clothes:-) Yes the bargains are coming thick and fast now with recent change in Tesco’s final reduction policy again!

  8. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am loving the colour of this! We are always throwing some blueberries in to our smoothies.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes they do add a wonderful colour:-)

  9. Naz M

    Great smoothie recipe, love that you added lime. It gives it a bit of a kicks. I like pairing lime with fruit, it brings out a lot of the flavours.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Naz, yes the lime makes this smoothie:-)

  10. Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    That looks absolutely delicious. I haven’t got into the whole juicing thing due to lack of equipment too…. must invest in something! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Carolynne, yes I need to get some better equipment!

  11. Anette Påhlsson

    Amazing recipe Camilla, tasted really good!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Anette, glad you enjoyed it;-)

  12. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    You are quite right that fruity smoothies are for treats only. I do like the lime juice – it does cut through all that sweetness.

    1. Camilla

      Yes and I should probably have added that you shouldn’t brush your teeth for at least half an hour after eating or drinking acidic fruit.

  13. Leila Benhamida

    Never tried a smoothie with coconut water. Sounds really delicious. I love the varieties of fruit in this smoothie. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Gingey Bites

    I saw you mention this on FB,how fab! We all love Radio 2 and Chris Evans in my family too. The colours in your smoothie look incredible and so packed with vitamins too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Alex, yes it brightened up my morning no end as did the smoothie:-)

  15. Sonia

    This looks really delicious! I love smoothies so will add this to my to do list x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sonia, it’s something I want to get more into:-)

  16. Elaine Livingstone

    One of the things in this life that I miss, a good smoothy. Sadly I have issues with too many raw fruits and I can manage banana and raspberries without any sort of reaction.
    Well done on getting RT’d

    1. Camilla

      Hi Elaine, sorry to hear that but good you can still enjoy raspberries and banana! I wasn’t RT’d but he read out my tweet on the airwaves:-)

  17. Eb Gargano

    Wow – this sounds so delicious! Love the colour!! 🙂 Eb x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Eb, it was yummy:-)

  18. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Haha I listen to Radio 2 too, how exciting to have your tweet read out 🙂 This smoothie looks SO delicious, I love blueberries – must grab some frozen ones, great idea! Love your photos Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thanks Becca:-) High 5 to Radio 2:-)

  19. kate @veggie desserts

    Love your 5 seconds of fame! Lovely vibrant smoothie, too!

    1. Camilla

      Well not exactly fame LOL, I imagine there a lots of Camilla’s out there, but I knew it was me LOL:-)

  20. Melanie Chadd

    What a great start to the morning! And just look at the colour of that smoothie – I definitely eat with my eyes and this looks amazing.

    My favourite thing at the moment is avocado. Not in a smoothie,just me the avocado and a spoon!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Melanie! I love avocados too, love adding some balsmic dressing and prawns in the mix too:-)

  21. Kara Guppy

    This looks delicious, I really want to start making my own

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kara, yes I have the bug now:-)

  22. Claire Jessiman

    Sounds Fab! I must try adding a kiwi to my next smoothie. Thanks for linking to one of mine.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire, yes I love the flavour Kiwi brings to the mix;-)

  23. Renna

    I love a good smoothie and it really is a great way to use up older fruit. This sounds lush.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Renna:-)

  24. Rachel

    I did something similar but swapped out the coconut water for Alpro Coconut milk and it was divine x

    1. Camilla

      Great Rachel glad to have inspired:-)

  25. Sam | Ahead of Thyme

    Yum!! This smoothie looks so refreshing! I love that colour!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sam, yes it is a fab colour:-)

  26. Janice

    Looks good Camilla, lots of lovely fruit.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  27. Stuart Vettese

    What a tasty way to get your 5 a day. I like the addition of coconut water, as I’m not a fan and I know it’s very good for you. This way you don’t taste it too much as the lovely fruits are the star of the show!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stuart, I’m not a fan of Coconut Water either so hence it had been hanging around in my fridge for ages!

  28. Baby Isabella

    We’ve never really tried smoothies, but after reading this post you’ve inspired us to go out and get a blender and try this. Great money saving exercise using bits 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Isabella, so glad to have inspired you. I hope to do some more Smoothie recipes:-)

  29. Isabella

    When I clicked on this I thought ooh yay a smoothie, then I saw your photos – wow! I wanted to pick it up out of my screen and drink it right away! Gorgeous!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much Isabella, I’m all fired up to make more now as it’s only the second one I’ve ever made!

  30. Tori Gabriel

    What a weird thing to happen! So exciting that they read your tweet on the radio. This sounds like a terrific smoothie as well. Smoothie are such a great way of eating healthy but tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tori, my son said I was sad for getting excited about it but that’s teenagers for you LOL!

  31. maria @closetohome

    What a refreshing way to treat yourself after a long workout. I could have used this today.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maria, yes that would be good:-)

  32. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    This would certainly be a great way to start the day. I would feel energized and ready to tackle anything. I love your combination — I’ve never tried them but you’ve inspired me to give it a go.

    1. Camilla

      Great Marisa, glad to have inspired you:-)

  33. Elizabeth

    Mmm nothing beats a fruit smoothie to start the day! Gorgeous colour! Thank you for linking up with the no waste food challenge too! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth and always a pleasure to link up:-)

  34. Corina

    Smoothies are such a fantastic way to get your 5 a day! I don’t make them as often as I should but I always love them when I do. I love the lime juice in this to give it a bit of extra zesty flavour!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Corina, yes the lime juice gives it a lovely subtle kick:-)

  35. Amanda

    Love kiwis, but actually haven’t put them in smoothies yet. Sounds so refreshing and the color of this smoothie is just gorgeous. Love that you’ve used coconut water, too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amanda, think I’d better go make another one to finish off the coconut water:-)

  36. Heather Haigh

    It looks wonderfully vibrant. As the weather warms up I’m thinking about swapping my porridge for smoothies now.

    1. Camilla

      Or you could have both:-)

  37. Choclette

    Love that top photo Camilla. Makes me want to start sipping immediately. It’s a gorgeous colour and the mix of fruits sounds delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Choclette, even my hubby was impressed with the photo:-)

  38. Sarah

    I love 80s music! Why haven’t heard of The Alarm before?! Do you still have the jacket?! Suede is back in fashion don’t you know?! 😀

    Nice bargain find on the kiwi, love a fruit smoothie in the morning. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Sadly no I don’t still have the jacket but remember buying it in Bath and eventually giving the tassles a hair cut as they were very long! I’m sure I would have worn it out:-) From googling I see the lead singer is still going strong!

      1. Sarah

        Haha – I’ve downloaded some of their songs! 😛

        1. Camilla

          Fabulous, the other band supporting Queen that day was Big Country who were also very good and big at the time:-)

  39. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    Great recipe Camilla. I haven’t had apple or kiwis in smoothies before so will give this a go. I spotted some cheap kiwis on offer in our supermarket this week too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma! I made a juice once with kiwi, apple and lime so I knew these flavours were a great starting point for this smoothie:-)

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