peach, raspberry & banana smoothie

The summer’s heat is really getting to us and the poor A/C is barely keeping up. We’re burning up in the heat, but I think we really need to install some insulation to save burning our pockets on the electricity bill, too! 😉

In light of summer, though, I thought I’d share with you a delicious summer smoothie. I’m so obsessed with smoothies, I could have them all year round, not just in summer!

 

This smoothie is packed with deliciously moist peach, plump raspberries and sweet banana. I add vanilla ice-cream to give it a smooth, creamy texture, but low fat yoghurt would work as a great substitute for the weight-conscious.

 

Before I move on to the recipe, I want to share with you an eBook. Oh no, it’s not my own one – not yet anyway! I was browsing the cookbooks here when I came across Modernist Cuisine (you can buy it through Inkling). I really loved this one because it’s jam-packed with droolworthy recipes and imagery. eBooks have actually become a big thing on my list of things I love because they’re so nice to flick through and many of them are interactive as well. Perhaps it’s coming from a girl who spent all her uni life behind a monitor, but as much as I love my printed cookbooks, I can’t help but stop at the e- ones. What do you like better? e-s or prints? 🙂

 

peach, raspberry & banana smoothie

 

Serves: about 2 tall glasses

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1 ripe yellow peach, skin on (adds a delicious texture and flavour)

1 cup skim milk (full cream, lite, do as you please)

3 – 4 heaped scoops of ice-cream (might add up to about a cup even!)

 

Method:

Place roughly chopped banana and half the milk into a blender and blend until smooth. This is a perfect little trick to make sure you don’t have any lumps of banana in your drink.

Add in remaining ingredients and blend lightly until smooth (don’t over-blend!)

Pour into glasses and serve with ice if desired, most importantly, cool and freshen up in the summer heat!

 

 

9 thoughts on “peach, raspberry & banana smoothie

  1. myninjanaan says:

    Fati, your photography just keeps getting better and better! I love that you let the food speak for itself. I personally am not one of those food photographers who likes too many props. I truly believe that if the food is good, then it will shine on its own.
    I love smoothies too! I love your no-frills recipe, and I totally agree, smoothies are a great way to cool down in the heat!

  2. Rafooha says:

    Wow Fati,
    That looks reeeaaaly nice!
    I’m sure that was yummy 😋
    I love smoothies and its a good drink to make you cool down in the heat.

    And your photography is the best!
    Your soo good 👍

  3. mjskit says:

    Ice cream in a smoothie is so much better than yogurt!!! Oh yes, I could drink this smoothie year round as well. It’s cold here but I’m still drooling over the deliciousness of this smoothie! Thanks for the link to the e-book. Headed over to check it out!

    • fati's recipes says:

      Took me a very long time to try raspberries to be honest. I mean the fresh ones though. Go for your life. Rasps are so healthy and delicious everything about them is irresistible! 🙂

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