Friday, May 29, 2015

Mango, Peach, Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

While we were in Charleston last month we discovered Whisk, a wonderful juice bar just around the corner from the hotel where we were staying. Made with fresh and flash frozen fruit with no added sugar or syrups, their ice-based smoothies were thick, delicious and bursting with flavour. I ordered the Tropical Twister each morning, an explosive combination of pineapple, mango and banana. A great, healthy low fat jump-start to any morning, I was inspired to make my own version of Whisk's tropical smoothie using 'Irresistibles Caribbean Flavour Mixed Fruit,' a mix of individually quick frozen strawberries, peaches and mangoes, in addition to two whole bananas and a little water. The results were outstanding with just 220 calories per serving!

Irresistibles Caribbean Flavour Mixed Fruit

'Whisk' in Charleston

Mango, Peach, Strawberry & Banana Smoothie
Serves 2

1 600g package frozen mango, strawberries and peaches
2 whole bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup water

Using an upright blender, pour in half of the frozen fruit and one banana and blend until thick and smooth. If the consistency needs to be loosened up, add 1/4 cup of cold water and pulse until the smoothie can be enjoyed with a straw. To serve, pour each serving into a tall glass and garnish with fresh banana.