This refreshing drink is perfect for summer, when strawberries are plentiful and full of flavour and vitamins. It takes only a few minutes to prepare, so it is ideal as a nourishing start to the day or as a snack-in-a-glass at any time.
Apricot yoghurt smoothie: Use dried apricots to make a smoothie with an extra charge of beta-carotene and fibre. Gently simmer 200g (7oz) ready-to-eat dried apricots in 900ml (1½ pints) of strained Earl Grey tea for about 30 minutes or until tender. Cool, then pour the apricots and liquid into a blender. Add the orange zest and juice and yoghurt, and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten with sugar, if required.
*Add a sliced banana to the strawberries. This will thicken the texture of the smoothie and will also add natural sweetness, so taste before adding sugar. You may not need any.
Strawberries contain higher levels of vitamin C than any other berries. And, despite their sweetness, 115g (4oz) of strawberries contain fewer than 32kcals!
very tastey and would defo make it again - 23 May 2010