When I think of summer, only one “thing” comes to my mind: Greece! Oh yes, summer ‘’belongs’’ to my country and it is already here! Here, at my land and it’s a purely Greek “case”! Rightfully, if you want my opinion!
Cause tell me, is there any other country in the world which gives you the option of hundreds of thousands of beautiful islands to choose for your holiday? Where else can one enjoy the sun almost every day of the year? Where else will you find the hospitality and the notorious Greek ‘’filotimo’’? Where else will you enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, hence our deliciously cooked foods? There is only one correct answer to all the above: And the answer is… Greece!!!
Only in this “bright” and blessed place! In this place, where the whole planet ‘’owes’’ so much!!! So simple, so selfishly!!!
I love the blue of our flag, of the sea, of the sky, of our islands! Yes, simply like that, I love and I am proud of my country and its deep blue summer!
During Greek summer the soul gets “filled”, the hair becomes lighter, the body gets tanned, the smoothies are icier, the music gets louder, the nights get longer, we fall in love at first sight and life… just becomes better!!!
So, simply like that, you will “fall in love” with my smoothie and your life will get “better”! It’s easy and fun to keep your cholesterol under control in the summer, with this delicious and nutritious smoothie, made with Becel ProActiv Strained Yoghurt Dessert with addedplant sterols* and also because I use fruits, vegetables and superfoods, so that my smoothie has this perfect taste, and a colour which brings in mind the blue of our sea and sky and at the same time, it’s healthy like the Olympians food, hearty like the most sumptuous meal, “carefree” and “untamed” like our…summer!!!
There is a popular saying in Greece which says: “…soooo nice that even a mother eats it all without giving any to her child “!
That’s exactly my smoothie!!! So special and delicious, you will feel flavours exploding like fireworks on your palate! That’s why you eat it slowly with your eyes shut! That unexplainable, irresistible little something, which ‘’lures’’ you with its flavours and senses!
I am not sure if you get the picture! How can I make you understand it? Feel it?… It’s something like your Greek islands holiday, which you never want to end! Which is never enough! Which there’s no way you can get enough of…and you always want a little more…and a little more!
So, yep… this is exactly what’s going to happen to you once you try my smoothie! Undoubtedly!
The new “food trend” wants many of the smoothies to be consumed in a bowl! Imagine something like a summer “soup”, like a delicious morning or night ‘revelry’!
So, fight your own revolution, throw away any straws and grab a bowl and a spoon! Are you ready for the most enjoying spoon… game?
Let’s move on to see how to make this smoothie, in order to “stun” your palate, to refresh yourself and to “revel in” in the most delicious way!
Ingredients (for 2 people):
2 frozen bananas
2 large frozen zucchini
2 Becel ProActiv Strained Yoghurt Dessert with added plant sterols**
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional)
2 tablespoons of Greek (Corinthian) currants
4 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 teaspoons of Spirulina powder (preferably Greek)
How to make it:
Add all ingredients in a blender and spur until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.
Garnish as you wish.
Note: As a garnish, you can use (optional):
Blackberries (1 tablespoon): 3 calories
Blueberries (1 tablespoon): 6 calories
Figs (1 piece): 8 calories
Grapes (10 berries): 13 calories
Banana (1 piece): 80 calories
Mixed nuts (one handful): about +100 calories
(Nutritional information recipe does not include options for garnish).
And do not forget: The good smoothies?? That’s us!!!
Nutritional information (1/2 of the recipe):
*Becel ProActiv contains plant sterols. A daily intake of 1.5 – 2.4g sterols can lower cholesterol by 7 – 10% in 2 – 3 weeks as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle including plenty of fruits and vegetables. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. As coronary heart disease has many risk factors, more than one may need to be improved to reduce overall risk.
** Each smoothie portion equals 0.75 g. of plant sterols
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