I think today is probably the coldest day of the year. No joke, almost freezing when I left the house this morning. As I was walking out the door just before 9 am I took at look at the thermometer, which read 3 degrees Celsius. That is freezing for us southern Spanish folks. I don't know when I became such a lightweight with the cold, but over the years I have morphed into a southern girl that is for sure. I remember spending hours in the snow in Newfoundland and not thinking anything of it other than, that's life. Now, temp drops below 15 degrees and I am breaking out the parka.
In light of an absolutely freezing cold morning, I needed cheering up with some summer fruits, or winter fruits in this case. I was cruising around the supermarket, list in hand and getting distracted by everything in sight, when I saw mangos half off. I'll take some of those please, Then on to strawberries and raspberries. Got home and instead of going for a steaming cup of tea I went for an ice cold smoothie. Might not be what you are looking for on this cold February morning, but keep it in mind when the sun starts to warm us all up later on.
Note: I don't add sugar to smoothies as I think the fruit adds enough natural sugar. You could easily add in a little sugar if you like and a dash of vanilla to dessert it up a bit.
Any fruit can be added to your smoothie, in whatever portions you like. This was just how this one was done this morning.
Cheering up this very cold morning with sunny fruits
Mango and Berry Smoothie
1 Cup/150 grams strawberries, ends trimmed and halved
1/2 Cup/60 grams raspberries
1/2 Mango, cut into small pieces
3/4 Cup/180 ml milk
2 ice cubes, crushed
Toss everything in your blender and whiz until smooth. Pour into serving glasses. Done!
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