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New smoothie flavours

I still love smoothies as a snack. My local supermarket had some smoothie recipes that you could try, and they really gave me some new ideas. It’s not that these ideas are very revolutionary, I just got stuck in my routine of making the same smoothie each time, this made me mix up some other versions. A new thing for me was the addition of oats, I expected not to like it but actually I did. It makes the smoothie more filling, and makes them thicker as well, which is a good thing when you use quite a lot of liquid and no frozen fruit. You do need to blend a bit longer to make sure the oats are ground down completely, otherwise the texture gets a bit weird.
Another thing I recently tasted was carrot-apple-ginger juice. I don’t have a juicer, so I cannot really make it at home, but if you have one, give it a try. It is a really energizing mixture.

Banana and Oats (2 glasses)
150 ml yoghurt
150 ml orange juice
1 large banana
4 tbsp oats

Banana and Kiwi (2 glasses)
150 ml yoghurt
150 ml orange juice
1 large banana
1 kiwi

Strawberry and Cherry (2 glasses)
125 g strawberries (frozen)
50 g cherries (frozen)
1 small banana
75 ml yoghurt
100 ml orange juice
4 tbsp oats

Mango, Pineapple and Coconut (2 glasses)
100 g mango
100 g pineapple
150 g coconut yoghurt

To make smoothies, throw everything in a blender and blend well. You can also use an immersion blender. Add some more liquid when the smoothies are very thick, add some extra frozen fruit or oats when they are very liquid. The exact amounts for the perfect consistency depend on what you like, and how much liquid the yoghurt/fruits you use contain.