Making a smoothie is really quick and easy. They are a healthy fruity delight that make an excellent drink in the summer. But you can enjoy them in the winter too, especially if you give them a bit of a kick.
That's what I decided to do here. With a bit of spice, you can pick up some real heat from this usually cooling drink. I made up this recipe with the left over fruit I had around the house, and with nothing but fruit and vegetables, you know its good for you. Using leftovers is a great way to make yourself a snack or drink, while not wasting food. You could probably adapt this recipe to suit what is hanging about your fruit bowl.
1. Peel the tangerines, take out the plums's stones, and grate the carrot.
2. Put all the ingredients into a blender and put on pulse until they are all blended together.
3. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
Did You Know?
The word smoothie has been around since the early 1900s, first appearing as a colloquial term for someone who could 'smooth talk' or ingratiate themselves to influence people. The positive connotations led to the word being used to brand several products in America, but the first fruit smoothies did not start being produced until the 1930s. They were based on recipes brought over from Brazil, and in the 1940s, cookbooks began to publish recipes such as a banana smoothie and a pineapple 'smoothee'. Originally they were just made of fruit and juice, but later other ingredients started to be added like yoghurt, syrup, and sugar. They really began to become popular in the 1990s, and now can be found sold at juice bars around the world.