Doesn’t this orange smoothie looks delicious? It is the perfect starter for your breakfast! Or, maybe you are in a hurry in the morning, why not make it just after school then? It is best to have it on an empty stomach to give you the most of it’s nutrients. In our family we usually drink it on the weekend for breakfast and we always drink it with at least one straw, unless you like a lovely thick yellow moustache?
Maybe you have heard people say fruit juice can be as bad for you as soft drinks because it has as much sugar? That is because all the good bits, the fiber and the pulp are taken out. That is definitely not the case for this smoothie, because it is simply blended fruit. So it does have all the fiber and pulp that the fruit has on its own. It is just a different way of eating fruit.
The fun part is, you can probably make this smoothie all on your own, if not entirely just yet, then you’ll do it almost all on your own, I can assure you. This is how you do it:
This is what you need (for 4 cups)
- 3 deliciously fat and juicy oranges (1 more than in the picture)
- 1 ripe banana (preferably sliced and frozen)
- 1 ripe pear
- 2 tangerines
- 1 apple
- small knife
- orange squeezer
- 4 glasses
- straws of course!
This is how you do it:
- Cut the oranges in half and squeeze them as hard as you can. Pour the juice in the blender and scrape the pulp out of the squeezer and bring it into the blender as well.
- Peel the tangerines, add the separate parts to the blender.
- Peel the apple and the pear or ask an adult near by to do so. Slice the apple and the pear in pieces and there you go, into the blender they go as well.
- Take the banana slices out of the freezer and that is it, in the blender as well.
- Blend…. Finished!!
- If you think the smoothie is rather thick, you can dilute it a bit with some cold water. The smoothie is at it’s best cold, that is why the banana is best out of the freezer.