Wow, now here is a confusing fruit – or rather bracket term for some very closely related fruits which are always being mixed up and even sold as each other in your local supermarket… identity theft?
Fruit Files are your definitive guide to all the fruits we use in our smoothie recipes. We fill you in on all the nutritional info, where to buy it, and how to prepare it for smoothies plus loads of fun factoids!
Would you believe me if I told you that these fury little critters are in the same family as almonds? Well… they are – of course they look nothing like each other apart from the stone which has a different texture – but who cares, you aren’t going to eat the stone anyway and peaches are much nicer in smoothies!
Coconut water is actually an un-branded isotonic drink – full of sugar, protein, fiber, and minerals in the same concentration as the body’s cells – so no more expensive sports drinks needed then! Coconuts also pack in some added vitamins and antioxidants for you; how good of them!
A stock ingredient in your smoothie fridge (or your normal fridge if your don’t have a dedicated smoothie one… I’m not sure who does). You can add yoghurt to most smoothies to add smooth velvety creaminess.
Pears have been around for well over 3000 years as a cultivated fruit perhaps originally found in China. Of course pears are now found all around the world coming in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and flavours; good news for smoothie lovers!
It would be foolish to think of the melon as one fruit, we all know that there are many melons in the melon family! Water, Cantaloupe and honeydew are the main ones that most of are using on a day to day basis…
These zingy berries live in bogs (wet fields not toilets!) and can be found in cool northern hemisphere climates. Cranberries are used in juices, as dried fruits and of course as cranberry sauce! There are 3 types to my knowledge with the American Cranberry being the one I use, and to be honest I’ve never [...]
A mix of Pomelo and Tangerine, the sweet orange (not to be confused with bitter orange, not overly nice in a smoothie) is a huge player in the world fruit market.
Getting it’s name from the flowering part of the plant used to illustrate the passion of Jesus, this lovely fruit comes in yellow and purple varieties. They come from ye olde south hemisphere (please note, the south hemisphere is likely to be no older than the rest of the world, but it is old!) Purple [...]
Spiky dude from the southern hemisphere, likes the warmth! Used to make alcoholic beverages and jams but we all know and love it just as it comes! Nutritional Info Ace for your digestion system, digesting protein and some say good for inducing childbirth, we wouldn’t know! Full of manganese and Vits C and B1. Storage [...]