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About this recipe: A luscious combination of fruit puréed together with a little fizzy ginger ale, or with tonic, bitter lemon or sparkling mineral water, makes a wonderfully refreshing fruit drink with a difference – a simple way to boost your consumption of fresh fruit. Choose perfectly ripe, fragrant fruit for the smoothest fizz.
Use low-calorie ginger ale to reduce the calorie content. * So many different fruit and fizz combinations are possible. Using about 450 g (1 lb) fruit in total, try: raspberry, peach and melon with bitter lemon; strawberry, banana and orange segments with tonic water. * When soft fruit are not in season, use fruit canned in juice as a substitute. A delicious combination is fresh melon, banana and canned apricots with sparkling mineral water.
These golden fruit provide a feast of vitamins. Peaches are full of vitamin C (100 g/3½ oz gives 77% of the RNI); apricots are a good source of the B vitamins (B1, B6 and niacin); and mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin A – just 100 g (3½ oz) of mango provides half the RNI of this vitamin, which is important for vision and for the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
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