Super Smoothie



  • ½ medium papaya or 1 large mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 2 pears, plums, peaches or nectarines, cubed with the skin on
  • ½ small pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) uncooked oats or ground almonds (optional) ice cubes to serve


Place fruit in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add oats or almonds, if preferred and blend for a few more minutes.

Place ice in tall glasses and pour smoothie into each glass. Thin down with a little water, yoghurt, rooibos tea or low-fat milk if too thick to your preference.


When in season strawberries, grapes, mango and berries are delicious. Apples also work well.

A small glass of smoothie can also be enjoyed as a snack.

Add mint and a small piece of ginger to the fruit before blending for extra flavour.

Overripe fruit can be peeled, cut and frozen in freezer bags. Add this fruit to smoothies before blending for an ice cold treat.