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Pink Island Smoothie

As the sunnier days hit so does my craving for smoothies… So easy for a quick and blast of nutrients, this one is packed with indulgent berries full of antioxidants.

Wholesome World Pink Island Smoothie

A treat when you want to spoil yourself with an indulgent smoothie. 

Raspberries are packed with antioxidants to make that indulgence worthwhile. Bananas provide fibre and several antioxidants and nutrients. 

Less ripe bananas are healthier as they contain more resistant starch and so less sugar and higher levels of pectin which benefits our gut microbiota and can improve gut transit time and nutrient absorption. 

Choose a coconut milk with no added sugar and raw honey for its added nutrient value.

Why do we need fibre in our diets?

Fibre is one of the main reasons whole plant foods are good for you. Growing evidence shows that adequate fiber intake may benefit your digestion and reduce your risk of chronic disease.

Consuming adequate amounts of soluble, fermentable fiber is very important for optimal health because it optimizes the function of the friendly bacteria in the gut.

You can read more about the importance of dietary fibre here.


Pink Island Smoothie

GF, DF, V, Ve, NF, SS

Wholesome World Pink Island Smoothie

SERVES: 2

Time for personal effort: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

120g Raspberries (or simply swap for strawberries/mixed berries) 

1 Banana

200ml Coconut milk (½ tin)

1 tsp Honey

EQUIPMENT

Blender

METHOD

  1. De skin the bananas and put them in the blender.
  2. Add the raspberries, milk & nectar and simply blend until smooth.

Nutritional Breakdown per serving:
Calories146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat4g
Monounsaturated Fat0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0g
Sodium20 mg
Potassium316 mg
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars14g
Protein1g
Vitamin A1%
Vitamin C35%

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