30 Jun 2015

Simple, Healthy Smoothie Recipe To Get You Through The Hot Summer

It's currently hot in the UK. Very hot. And I'm not someone who does well in heat. And to emphasize this point, I've so far handled the mini heatwave by refusing to go out, but instead sitting at home directly in front of the fan all day (not to mention the constant complaining). But amidst this unbearable heat I've found some relief; by making myself ice cold smoothies. Not only do they taste surprisingly great, but they also leave me cooled from the inside out. And suddenly the hot summer isn't so bad! So I thought I'd pass on the joy by sharing this little recipe I've come up with (my own take on the classic strawberry & banana smoothie) for anyone else wanting some refuge from the summer heat.

Here's what you'll need (to serve one)

- 1/4 cup of cold water
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk (can be replaced with cow's milk or soy milk)
- 7 small, or 4-5 large, strawberries
- 2 chopped and peeled bananas
- 5-6 ice cubes
- A blender


- Empty all ingredients into blender and then blend at a high power (with the lid firmly shut!)
- Blend for at least one minute, to ensure no large fruit chunks will be found.

And that's it! Your smoothie is now done and ready to be served. With the absence of any trendy upcycled mason jars I chose to serve my smoothie in a tall drinking glass, with a pink straw and whole strawberry for added effect. But feel free to be creative in your presentation.

Please let me know if you decide to make this smoothie, or have any of your own concoctions that you'd like to share! I myself am planing to experiment more with my smoothie making as the summer progresses.

Amani x


  1. I really hate the heat as well! This looks like such a yummy smoothie, definitely want to try it out!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. i love making smoothies, this looks really good!

    danielle | avec danielle | instagram

  3. This looks so delicious! I love strawberry smoothies :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

  4. Banana's and strawberry smoothies are always my favourite! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Haha I totally feel you with the heat! I just start to shut down, and I get very lazy. I love any smoothies with bananas so I'll definitely be trying this one sometime!

    Angelina Is

  6. amazing blog post !!

    had a good read

    I love your blog




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