Autumn Fruit Smoothie

Fruit smoothies

You can, of course, buy smoothies ready-made from the supermarket but making your own makes them extra special and more of a treat rather than an alternative to regular drinks which, considering the sugar content, may not always be a great idea.

Smoothies are always best when made with fresh seasonal fruit but using frozen fruit is almost as good and means you can use this recipe as an occasional treat not just in summer but throughout the year.


  • 200g blackberries
  • 2 apples
  • 250ml apple juice

OR, alternatively:

  • 200g blackberries
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 x 5ml spoon honey

Equipment you’ll need

  • Weighing scales
  • Colander
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Blender
  • Measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glasses

How to make the fruit smoothies

  1. Wash the blackberries in the colander.
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples (if using).
  3. Place your chosen ingredients in the blender.
  4. Blend for 10 seconds or until all ingredients are mixed together and smooth.
  5. Pour into glasses to serve.

Top Tips

  • Frozen blackberries will slightly chill the smoothie. Leave to defrost for a few minutes before making.
  • Smoothies can be high in sugar from the fruit in them, so if serving to young children dilute them with half water.
  • Smoothies are also best drunk with meals, rather than between meals, to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Something to try next time

  • Try making with raspberries or blueberries or even a mixture of both.
  • If you like your smoothies really creamy, use a blend of 150ml milk and 100ml low-fat yoghurt.
See Also
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Witches’ Brew Smoothies
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