Kiwi and Pear Breakfast Smoothie

I appear to be on some sort of liquid diet at the moment. I think in the past two weeks, me and my flatmates have consumed over eight different types of smoothies, milkshakes and frappacinos, interspersed with the solid food group that is Kettle Chips. My logic, however skewed, is that all that fruit means I’m allowed to eat a large bag of said crisps as I watch Masterchef. Now there’s a foodie-contradiction.

But I’m reforming my ways. Partly due to having no Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar crisps left, but also my new breakfast regime. Gone are the days of two coffees and then finally eating about 2pm, I am now in love with my freezer muffins and a morning burst of fruit. Ok, so I might sneak in the odd coffee, but I’m trying to be good, honest. And what better way to do so than sip a smoothie that’s crammed full of vitamin C?

Kiwis are the answer it would appear. Filled with vitamins and a good source of fibre, they are the perfect start to a morning smoothie. Add a couple of juicy pears, a sliced apple and a squeeze of lemon and you have a breakfast smoothie filled with goodness in a totally healthy shade of green. Serve up with a straw and a Blueberry and Lemon Crumble Muffin and the day will start to look brighter already.

Makes 1 large smoothie

You Will Need

2 kiwis

2 pears

1 small apple

A squeeze of lemon

Slice the kiwis in half and scoop out the insides into a jug. Squeeze the skins as well to get out as much juice as possible and discard. Peel the pears and apple, then core and slice. Add to the jug alongside a squeeze of lemon and blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Taste and adjust with more lemon or a dash of honey if required. Serve immediately with a straw and a couple of ice cubes alongside a breakfast muffin.


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