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4 refreshing smoothies to enjoy this holiday season

After all the festive feasts a refreshing smoothie is just the thing you need. Get your fruit fix and treat your taste buds to these yummy (and nutritious) drinks! 

Grab-and-go berry smoothie 

Makes 1 // Cooking time 10 minutes 


1 banana
½ punnet mixed berries
50ml low-fat milk
Small tub plain yoghurt
1 Tbsp of oats 


  1. Blend the banana, berries, milk and yoghurt together.
  2. Stir in the oats.
  3. Pour into a flask and chill overnight.


Sweet potato smoothies with maca and orange 

Serves 4 // Cooking time 15 minutes 



2 sweet potatoes
3 oranges
3 mandarins
10 small carrots
½ lemon
4 Tbsp maca powder
3 Tbsp honey
2 cups water 


  1. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes, oranges, mandarins, carrots and lemon.
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Add water if the blender is struggling to blend all the ingredients.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve or thin cloth and collect all the liquid.
  4. Drink immediately with ice.

Recipe & styling: Chiara Turilli
Photography: Samantha Pinto/ 


Mango & almond smoothie 

Serves 2 // Total time 5 minutes 



1 large mango, chopped coarsely 
1/4 cup (30 g) ground almonds 
1 cup (250 ml) skim milk 
1/2 cup (140 g) low-fat plain yoghurt 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lime juice  
1 tsp honey 
Ice cubes, to serve 


  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon of mango flesh. 
  2. Blend or process remaining mango, almonds, milk, yoghurt, extract, juice and half the honey until smooth.
  3. Place ice in tall glasses and pour over the smoothie. 
  4. Top with reserved mango, drizzle with remaining honey and sprinkle with shredded lime rind.

Tip: Use frozen mango or drained canned mango if fresh is unavailable. Blend or process the ice cubes with the ingredients, if you prefer a thicker consistency. 


Banana and raspberry maple smoothie  

Serves 2 // Total time 10 minutes 


1 large (230g) ripe banana, chopped coarsely 
1 cup (135g) frozen raspberries 
3/4 cup (210g) low-fat plain yoghurt 
3/4 cup (180ml) skim milk 
2 tsp pure maple syrup (plus 2 tsp extra to serve) 


  1. Blend or process ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses. 
  3. Drizzle with extra syrup and top with extra raspberries.

Tip: Substitute raspberries with blueberries or strawberries and add honey and ground cinnamon. Add crushed ice to the blender for a thicker smoothie. 

Also read: Healthy, Hearty & Delicious Breakfast Recipes