Summer Smoothie

This pregnancy, the one thing I’ve been craving is fresh fruit. Actually, that’s what I’ve craved all four times. I’ve also found that I really need to have a snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon, else I start to feel really rotten by the time it’s lunch/dinner. I’ve been making a big smoothie most days – fresh fruit to satisfy my craving and keeps me going until it’s meal time again! The girls love helping make them too {and drink them!}. With the hot weather we’ve had the past few weeks, they’ve really hit the spot.

So when Lactofree asked me to create my favourite summer smoothie for their ‘Summer Smoothie Challenge’ I was excited to take part. They kindly sent me a bag of fresh fruit as well as a blender to help me create a smoothie.

I opted to make a berry blast smoothie with a minty kick. Fresh berries is one of my favourite things about the summer months – and they make for a delicious smoothie. Here’s what I used:

1 handful raspberries
1 handful blueberries
1 handful strawberries
1 banana
1 cup Lactofree milk
3 mint leaves, torn

Place everything into your blender and whizz until smooth, add a few ice cubes and whizz again!

This was incredibly delicious, I loved the addition of mint – it’s not something I usually add to my smoothies but it worked really well. Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe?



  1. July 24, 2014 / 09:15

    I wouldn’t have thought of adding mint to a smoothie but I bet that tasted lush, definitely something I’ll be trying with the kids this summer, thanks

  2. July 24, 2014 / 09:36

    Oh nice smoothie. We were experimenting over the weekend too but I wasn’t brave enough to add the mint (Greig said let’s make Mojitos with it instead ha!).

  3. July 24, 2014 / 09:37

    Yum yum! I’m loving making smoothies with the wealth of blackberries in the garden at the moment. I love mint in a smoothie. So refreshing!

  4. July 24, 2014 / 11:40

    Ooohhh…this sounds very tasty! I’ve not made a proper smoothie for ages but I would like to try this one.

  5. July 24, 2014 / 11:54

    I love smoothies, have never added mint. I need to make one now x

  6. July 24, 2014 / 14:07

    We love making smoothies, but I’ve never tried mint. Will give it a go. Did your kids like it too?

  7. July 24, 2014 / 16:48

    That sounds gorgeous! I am so making myself one of these tomorrow.
    Smoothies are the best and great with crushed ice in the summer <3

  8. July 24, 2014 / 16:50

    We love smoothies, but my boys hate the pips. We made a lovely one from pineapple and coconut milk and froze the leftovers and it made even nicer lollies

  9. July 24, 2014 / 18:30

    Ooh I love a good fruit smoothie! I would love to try juicing and see if I can get some greens into my boy :) x

  10. July 24, 2014 / 19:15

    I am a huge smoothie fan! Just wish i had a decent blender!
    My favorite is avocado and banana or beetroot and apple x

  11. July 24, 2014 / 21:45

    What a deliciously perfect smoothie! I love fresh fruit and fresh berries are just perfect part of the summer!

  12. July 24, 2014 / 22:34

    MMMmm this sounds yummy! We are off berry picking tomorrow so it might be nice to make some smoothies!

  13. July 24, 2014 / 22:58

    That’s a great reminder to get some more fruit in during all the hot weather leaching vitamins from us. Especially if you add some crushed ice – wonderfully refreshing!

  14. July 25, 2014 / 01:43

    I’ve never tried making my own smoothies, it’s something I have often thought about thought, I perhaps need to get smoothie making and try this one out :) x

  15. July 25, 2014 / 01:44

    I love the addition of the mint but not something I have tried. I will do so now though x

  16. July 25, 2014 / 09:52

    It’s so important to fuel up regularly isn’t it, and this looks like a fab recipe

  17. July 25, 2014 / 23:35

    Kaycee made a banana smoothie for herself and Ella today and it took them about 5 seconds to down it! She’s asked if she can make more with different fruits so I now have to stock up on berries and things for them :)

  18. July 27, 2014 / 13:45

    ooh mint! I never thought to put that in my smoothies! trying them in my next one for sure x

  19. July 27, 2014 / 19:48

    That sounds really nice and I love the way you’ve styled it!

  20. July 27, 2014 / 20:00

    Yum, that looks delicious and perfect for this weather.

  21. ninjacat
    July 28, 2014 / 12:44

    OOOh I love smoothies .. and I love stripy straws

  22. July 29, 2014 / 05:49

    Smoothies are great, especially for children who may not realise there can be so much goodness in them. I love that you can try so many different combinations of fruit and veg – I’ve tried carrot in a smoothie before, which was pretty nice.

  23. July 31, 2014 / 00:47

    I have also been in a real smoothie mood of late and it’s a great way to pack in some fresh fruit, this one sounds divine :)

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