Recipe Of The Week – Summer Smoothies

Recipe Of The Week - Summer Smoothies

The new year is a time of fresh starts. So, if you’re looking for new food ideas like summer smoothies that are healthy and delicious to change your eating habits, then you’re at the right place.

South Africa’s culinary darling, Zola Nene, and health and fitness enthusiast, Amy Hopkins, have got your back. “The beginning of a new year gives you the chance to do things differently but changing your eating habits can be difficult. It’s so much easier to follow a healthy eating plan when the food is delicious,” says Zola.

So, we are going to make it easier to stick to your goal with these simplest summer smoothies from Amy and marmalade oat clusters from Zola. Amy has four smoothie recipes for effortless, quick meals whether you need an immune booster, some extra vitamins or for a quick recovery after a long day at the beach or a long night out. Or just because they taste so good.

“Smoothies are such an easy way to nourish your body, especially in the summer when you want to be refreshed by your food,” says Amy. “They are all made with Rhodes Quality ingredients to help you to eat healthier this year.” So instead of just thinking what you need to cut out in the New Year, think about these healthy and yummy smoothies you can add to your life:


Summer Smoothie Recipes:

Strawberry and Banana Recovery Smoothie

2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

1 tbsp sugar and peanut butter

1 cup Rhodes Quality 100% Strawberry and Banana juice

4 to 5 blocks of ice 

Method: Blend and serve

Tropical Summer Smoothie

1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

1 tbsp flax seeds (optional)

2/3 cup Rhodes Quality 100% Mango juice

1/2 cup Rhodes Quality tinned pineapple pieces

4 to 5 blocks of ice 

Decorate with Rhodes Quality granadilla pulp 

Method: Blend and serve

Immune Boosting Smoothie

1 fresh banana

A handful spinach

1 knob ginger

2/3 cup Rhodes Quality grapefruit pieces

4 to 5 blocks of ice 

Method: Blend and serve

Green Machine Smoothie

Handful baby spinach leaves

A squeeze of lemon juice

1/4 cup cucumber

1/4 cup Rhodes Quality Pineapple pieces 

2/3 cup Rhodes Quality 100% Apple juice

4 to 5 blocks of ice 

Method: Blend and serve

Marmalade Oat clusters

Zola’s marmalade oat clusters go fantastically with the smoothie recipes and are quick and easy to make. You will need:

1 cup Rhodes Quality Seville Orange Marmalade

2 Tbs coconut oil

125ml cup Rhodes Quality 100% Mango juice

2 cups rolled oats

½ cup desiccated coconut

100g flaked almonds

50g raisins


Preheat oven to 180˚C.

In a large pot, heat together the marmalade, coconut oil and orange juice.

Stir in the oats, coconut, almonds and raisins.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined baking tray to form the clusters, then bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven, then allow to cool before storing in an airtight container

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