Perfect Raspberry Smoothie

Now, I don't mean to insult your intelligence here. I'm pretty sure all of you are accomplished smoothie makers and need no advice or tips from me. Nether the less, I feel that this particular raspberry smoothie is so good I might be forgiven for offering it up as some sort of recipe that you may be inclined to use.

Obviously I'm using the word recipe in the very loosest sense of the word, as I hardly think bunging a few (actually its four but who's counting) ingredients into a blender constitutes as one - so think of this more of a friendly suggestion that results in absolutely the smoothest, creamiest and sweetest morning drink. Not that its consumption has to be confined to the earlier part of the day, it's just that I don't usually consider smoothies as anything other than breakfast fodder.

I pretty much always have chopped frozen bananas in my freezer ready to be whipped into ice-cream or blended into smoothies. These really are the crucial component, non-frozen bananas are no replacement.....sorry! The maple syrup might seem like an odd addition but I promise you will not taste it in the slightest. So why bother including it? Well, it really does help to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit, which I think is essential to a successful smoothie. Of course, you can leave it out if you are very opposed to extra sweetener but in my opinion it won't be as delicious.

Maybe you can share your favourite fruit smoothie recipe in the comment box, I'm always on the lookout for new ideas!

raspberry & banana smoothie (serves two)

2 chopped frozen bananas

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup plant milk (i recommend soya or coconut)

2 tbsp maple syrup

......put everything in a blender and blitz until completely smooth. fill a glass with ice and pour. serve immediately.......