One of the great things to look forward to in summer is the abundance of luscious fruits coming into season. Because of this, many people find it so much easier in the warmer months to eat well and ditch some of the unhealthier processed foods. The good news is that by creating tasty smoothies and combining available fruits, that option is still available year-round.
To show how easy this is, today we used a combination of fresh bananas and dried tropical fruits in a food processor with some greek yogurt, honey, chia seeds, and sugar-free chocolate bits.
This recipe is absolutely healthy and all you are getting is 100% pure goodness and natural sweetness! A sweet and tasty smoothie that will be nice enough for all the family to enjoy.
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think. This recipe is so easy, it is a great one for the kids to get involved and help out – with adult supervision obviously.
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 cup of tropical dried fruit
- 1 cup of greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp of sugar-free choc bits
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds.
- Peel and chop the bananas beforehand and place them in an airtight bag in the freezer. We leave them overnight but they are good to use after a few hours if time is short
- Remove the bananas from the freezer 15-30 minutes before using to allow them to soften just slightly. You don't want them soft or you will end of with a glass of liquid
- Chop the dried fruit into smaller chunks similar to the bananas if the pieces are too large. If the dried fruit pieces are quite hard you may want to process these first to reduce them before combining with other ingredients
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and reduce the ingredients down to a smoothie-type texture. You might need to stop occasionally to scrape down the bowl to ensure a good mix
- Scoop the finished smoothie into four glasses or bowls
- Serve immediately or place them into the freezer to set into an ice cream type dessert.
For something a little different, you can decorate the top of each with some additional chocolate or selected fruits and nuts. If you wish to avoid using yoghurt, the smoothie can be made without it - it will just be a thicker mix.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written for informational purposes only and is based on Christine and Trevor’s own life experiences. No recipe featured on this site should ever be attempted or consumed if known or suspected allergies exist. Nothing featured here should be taken as medical, health, professional or legal advice. It is always recommended that you consult the appropriate professional before changing any routine or adopting any new procedure.
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