We all read the vast amount of information about the ill effects of kids and adults eating too much sugar, in reality, managing sweets in an overly-sweet world is challenging, to say the least.
This recipe from Jools Oliver helps to have the best of both worlds without compromising health.
Jools’ favourite smoothies and ice lollies - Simple smoothies you can freeze into delicious ice lollies, if you like…
1 mug of fresh or frozen berries , (200g)
1 mug of unsweetened almond milk , (300ml)
6 tablespoons natural yoghurt
1 super-ripe banana
1 small handful of porridge oats , (35g)
1 tablespoon mixed seeds , (I like flaxseeds and sunflower seeds)
If you have a glut of fresh berries or your local market is selling of ripe fruit at the end of the day, grab it! You can also use the bags of frozen fruit you get in the supermarket, they’re so convenient. I use unsweetened almond milk in my smoothies, but you can use regular milk, or fresh juice (but bear in mind it will be sweeter). You can add all sorts of delicious extras: vanilla is really nice, but be creative.
Add all the ingredients to a blender, fasten the lid and whiz until nice and smooth you might need to scrape down the sides to help it along a bit. Pour into cups, and serve. At this point you can pour the berry mixture into ice-lolly moulds and freeze them – they’re always a massive hit with kids and adults alike...