Start your smoothie with two mugs full of a liquid base. Best choice is a dairy-free alternative such as soya or almond milk, fruit juice, or for a tropical flavoured smoothie, low-fat coconut milk or coconut water. It’s important to add the liquid to your blender before adding the fruit as this will prevent the blade from getting damaged.
1 1/2 cups frozen pitted cherries, 1 1/4 cups almond milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.
Blend 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 chopped pear, 1 1/2 cups each maple or soya yogurt and ice, and sugar to taste.
1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 3/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup soya yogurt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch each of cinnamon and salt, and 2 cups ice.
2 cups chopped pineapple, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch each of nutmeg and salt, and 2 cups ice.
Blend 1/2 cup each pumpkin puree and silken tofu, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup soya milk, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice
And what is your favourite ?