The summer sunshine is such a welcome change. Dublin and Ireland in general isn't exactly known for it's year round spectacular weather conditions. Therefore, when the sun does shine, it is a national unwritten rule that you need to stop what you're doing and continuously talk about the weather and speculate as to when it is likely to end. I kid you not, this has been the talk of the tea station all week long in work. It's hilarious. That said as long as it does last I will be whipping up tasty summer treats to keep everyone happy. This evening I welcomed the 'aul ball and chain home with this delicious and nutritious (what a bonus!) fresh smoothie. I am a big fan of fresh smoothies and juicing and all the wonderful nutrients that go with it. Making your own fruit and vegetable juices is really rewarding and worthwhile when you taste the difference in comparison to store bought products. On a hot summers day, nothing beats a fresh zingy juice to cool you down and build your immune system up all at the same time.
Raspberry & Carrot Smoothie
2 oranges (juiced)
2 apples (juiced)
1 lemon (juiced)
6 carrots (juiced)
3 handfuls of frozen raspberries
6 cubes of ice
300g low fat greek yoghurt
1. Using a juicer (see my post about juicing here), juice the oranges, apples, carrots and lemon.
Mix together and set aside.
2. In a blender, add the yoghurt, juice, frozen raspberries and ice cubes. Blitz until well blended
3. Pour into glasses of your choice and enjoy!