Its December First. Hello Summer. Another hot, humid, sticky day. We woke to a summer rain storm. Today’s headline in the Sydney Morning Herald reads “Summer in the City…and its Hot, Hot, Hot”. Somehow I don’t think its going to cool down any time soon. Remember Nat King Cole’s song Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer? Methinks those days have well and truly arrived.
Usually I begin my morning routine with a hot, frothy cappuccino. Not today. I need something smooth and cooling. A fresh fruit smoothie hits the spot. So simple to whip up and perfectly refreshing.
Raspberry and Banana Smoothie
1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
In a blender blitz banana,orange juice, raspberries and yoghurt until smooth.
Creamy Peach Smoothie
2 large ripe peaches, peeled and cut into chunks, juices reserved
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 lemon, squeezed
generous drizzle of honey
4 – 6 ice cubes
In a blender blitz peach chunks and their juice, yoghurt, honey, lemon juice and ice until smooth.