Trio of Smoothies: Get a Vitamin Boost & Keep Germs at Bay

If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen our smoothie shenanigans after school yesterday.

Our fridge was so full I could not keep the door shut, so the children and I tried making some space by using as many fruits and vegetables as we could for our after school treat and later for dinner.

We love a smoothie at home: a drink that doubles up as a snack; what’s not to like?

We wanted to try and make drinks that would be tasty, healthy, filling and since I have been under the weather with a dreadful cough, we were aiming for vitamin-boosting drinks.

Trio of Smoothies - Healthy, Refreshing, Full of Vitamins

We went for pink, green and orange smoothies. The girls helped me select what would go in each smoothie, and Crevette transferred the ingredients to my Vitamix.

Crevette Helping Mum Make Smoothies

Both pink and orange were a big hit with all of us, but apart from Crevette, nobody liked the green one.

Trio of Smoothies - Green, Orange & Pink - Healthy, Refreshing, Full of Vitamins

Our little man could not decide which smoothie he wanted most, so he made himself a mocktail with all three.

Trio of Smoothies - All 3 Smoothies Together for Crevette

 

The Orange One

Makes a pint (600ml)

1 satsuma, peeled

1 carrot, washed

½ frozen banana

10 cubes frozen mango

10 cubes frozen pineapple

1 cup (250ml) orange juice

 

The Pink One

Makes just under a pint (500ml)

1 satsuma, peeled

3 cherry tomatoes

2 radishes

6 large frozen strawberries

1 cup (250ml) orange juice

 

The Green One

Makes ½ pint (300ml)

6 slices cucumber

½ frozen banana

6 slices frozen kiwi

1 handful baby kale

1 slice frozen ginger

1 cup (250ml) orange juice

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  1. Sarah F says:

    I love green smoothies, I take one to work with me every day to leave in the fridge for mid morning and my daughter has a banana smoothie when she gets in from school with a tsp of nut butter added to it – way better than a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps!!
    I read a great idea the other day about making smoothie bags for the freezer – put all your chosen ingredients for your smoothie into a freezer bag and chuck in the freezer, hey presto, pre mixed ingredients for a super chilled smoothie 🙂

  2. What a fantastic post! You are right about boosting your immune system with vitamins, much better than taking vitamin tablets. I love your photos. Have a good day 🙂

  3. Viv'Maman_Bas says:

    Ils me font tous les 3 envie. J’aurais bien besoin d’un boost de vitamines en ce moment 😉 – Faudrait d’abord que j’achete un mixer ! J’espere que ta toux va passer, ca fatigue ! Bisous

    • Comment vous allez tous les cinq? Je ne sais pas si tu as vu, mais j’ai un article avec un super mixer (Vitamix, £499) à gagner sur le blog! Tente ta chance, on ne sait jamais!

  4. Oh I could so do with these right now with the amount of sleep we’re getting!

  5. Love that Crevette’s favourite was the green one! P’s been asking after her boyfriend, can’t wait to see you guys on Sat xxx

  6. I think they all sound fabulous!!! I especially like the sound of the green one…and I adore the photos!!

    • Thanks my lovely. The green one tasted… healthy! I prefer sweet-tasting smoothies, but I bet you’d like that one!

  7. Shared this with my personal Facebook page and pinned to my clean eating Pinterest board. Visiting from #difflinky.

  8. I really must buy a vitamix, I need more smoothies like this in my life. I’ve even cleared a spot for it in the kitchen, I just need to chose the right one 🙂

    • You know what? I really hesitated when I bought my Pro 300, and I have never (ever) looked back or regretted spending this much money on a piece of kitchen kit. It is so much more than a blender!

  9. I love the sound of the orange one the most! I really need to invest in something like the vitamix, I only have a small cheap smoothie maker but with 5 kids it’s about given up the ghost after just one summer!

    • Sometimes we buy cheap stuff to save money (I do that way too often), only to realise we’ve wasted money because it didn’t last or wasn’t working properly. That wouldn’t happen with the Vitamix. If I remember well, it comes as standard with a 7 year warranty. That stuff is powerful and I use it every single day.

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