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With early morning weekly starts or lazy weekend mornings, everyone can agree that getting up in summer is much nicer than the colder months we’ve come out of. But, when it’s just too hot to cook breakfast, here are some yummy pick me up smoothies to get you on your way.

Four delicious juicy smoothies are vitamin packed to keep you going whether it’s on the run for work, heading into the outdoors or just lazing by your pool. 

Pineapple and cucumber smoothie

A fresh fast-morning smoothie packed with greens and vitamins.

Ingredients (makes 4)

  • 1 whole cucumber
  • 1 x 440 g can Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces in Syrup, drained
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Rhodes Quality 100% Pineapple Juice, chilled
  • 250 ml (1 cup) coconut water, chilled
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) Hinds Spices Pure Ground Ginger

Method

  1. Place the cucumber, Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces in Syrup, Rhodes Quality 100% Pineapple Juice, coconut water and Hinds Pure Ground Ginger into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Spinach and orange juice smoothie

A fresh fast-morning smoothie packed with greens and vitamins.

 

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 375 ml (1½ cups) Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice Blend
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 500 ml (2 cups) fresh spinach, washed
  • 1 large banana
  • 250 ml (1 cup) ice
  • optional: 10 ml (2 tsp) honey

Method

  1. Place the Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice Blend into a blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Carrot, apple, ginger and orange juice

An everyday immune boosting juice.

 

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 250 ml (1 cup) Rhodes Quality Apple 100% Fruit Juice, chilled
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice, chilled
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) Hinds Ground Ginger 
  • 2 carrots 
  • 1 cup ice

Method

  1. Place the Rhodes Quality Apple 100% Fruit Juice and the Rhodes Quality Orange 100% Fruit Juice into a liquidiser.
  2. Add the Hinds Ground Ginger, carrots and ice.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Serve well chilled.

Peach and ginger smoothie

Fast and fresh breakfast smoothie. Add a little ginger to smoothies for its anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.

 

Ingredients (makes 2)

  • 1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Peach Halves in Syrup, drained
  • 5-10 ml (1-2 tsp.) Fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) Honey
  • 190 ml Coconut milk

To serve: Ice cubes

Method

  1. Place the Rhodes Quality Peach Halves in Syrup in a blender.
  2. Add the ginger, honey and coconut milk.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the smoothie over the ice cubes and serve.

Remember to Go with Goodness this summer, go with the right food choices for your family, go with Rhodes Quality. Visit: www.rhodesquality.co.za or follow @rhodesquality #GoWithGoodness for more summer inspiration.

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