Last week I embarked on just one full fast day instead of my usual two. Railroaded by an attempt to bake my husband’s rather decadent chocolate birthday torte on fast day number two. My usual fast day eating plan was supplemented by a flurry of taste tests sampling each delicious component. Chocolate hazelnut cake, chocolate mousse, candied cherries and hazelnut praline. I cannot even begin to fathom how many seemingly innocuous calories were consumed. So this week I am going to be extra vigilant and begin my fast day with a healthy, wholesome smoothie. How’s that for a short and sweet post?
Fast Day Raspberry and Banana Smoothies
Serves 2 (133 calories per serve)
1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks (90 calories)
1/2 cup orange juice (56 calories)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries (32 calories)
1/2 cup plain yoghurt (88 calories)
In a blender blitz banana,orange juice, raspberries and yoghurt until smooth.