Sunday mornings are for waking up late, finishing a piece of Victorian Literature ready for a seminar on Monday (at least in my case) and enjoying a really good breakfast. Sometimes this is a bacon sandwich, sometimes American pancakes but today was a day for a blend of tropical flavours. Mango and Passionfruit Smoothie fits the bill today, fits it perfectly. I made a Sean Paul playlist yesterday (insight into my life, right...?) and sipping this little gem whilst listening and bopping along I feel quite warm even though I'm wearing four layers. Its also great if you want to feel healthy and have a motivated and productive Sunday afternoon.
Before we go through how to whip this delight I want to make sure you're not put off by the exotic and potentially expensive key ingredients. You don't have to deprive yourself of good fruit just because you're a student, or a savvy spender. There is more to life than a bag of Tesco value apples, honestly there is. Make sure you familiarise yourself with local markets and fruit shops. For example, my local fruit market offers four mangos for £1. Tesco can offer you just the one. Make sure you get the best for your money, and potentially three extra mangos to snack on throughout the week.
Healthy, affordable and delicious. Let's get down to it.
For Mango and Passion Fruit Smoothie you will need (makes 2 large glasses):
2 passion fruit
1 tbsp honey
6 tbsp natural yoghurt
Splash on orange juice (optional)
Begin by scooping out the seeds of the passion fruit and put in the blender. Discard the skins
Peel and chop the mango. Add to the blender.
Spoon in your honey.
And then the natural yoghurt. Pour in the milk and orange juice if you're using.
If you don't have a blender, a stick blender is a very good investment and can be purchased on a budget. Then you're free to make soups and smoothies to your heart's content!
Serve with straws and a sunny smile.
Someone turn up the Sean Paul please...?