drinks and smoothies

Jungle juice

Jungle juice

Lap Band Dietitian, Helen Bauzon recommendation to make healthier and or more band friendly highlighted in red.   Ingredients • 1/2 medium (750g) pineapple, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes • 750ml bottle soda water, chilled • 2 cups orange juice,(…)

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Frozen fresh fruit drink

Frozen fresh fruit drink

Lap Band Dietitian, Helen Bauzon recommendation to make healthier and or more band friendly highlighted in red. Ingredients • 1/4 seedless watermelon, peeled • 500g strawberries, hulled • 4 yellow peaches, stones removed • lemonade or soda water, to serve(…)

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Fresh strawberry milkshake

Fresh strawberry milkshake

Ingredients • 2 cups reduced-fat milk • 2 large scoops strawberry frozen yoghurt • 250g strawberries, hulled, halved Method Step 1 Blend milk, frozen yoghurt and strawberries together until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Serve. Source: Super Food Ideas –(…)

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Apple, pear and spinach juice

Apple, pear and spinach juice

Lap Band Dietitian, Helen Bauzon comment. This is a great drink of 250ml per day to help fight against constipation during the fluid phase, as the fruit apple and pears are high in fructose and sorbitol which is a natural(…)

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Banana smoothie

Banana smoothie

Ingredients: • 2 ripe bananas, peeled, coarsely chopped • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) skim milk • 70g (1/4 cup) low-fat natural yoghurt • 2 tbs crunchy peanut butter • 1 tbs honey • 1 tbs wheat germ • 6 ice(…)

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Chamomile, peach and ginger smoothie

Chamomile, peach and ginger smoothie

Ingredients: • 1 chamomile tea bag • 1/2 cup (125ml) low-fat or soy milk • 1 peach, skinned, stone removed • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger • 1-2 tsp wheatgerm (optional)   Method Place teabag in a cup, cover with(…)

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Cranberry and strawberry crush

Cranberry and strawberry crush

Ingredients: • 250g punnet strawberries, washed, hulled • 1.5L btl raspberry cranberry juice, chilled • 1L (4 cups) diet lemonade / plain mineral water   Method: 1. Place the strawberries in a bowl and use a fork to gently mash.(…)

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Fruit smoothie

Fruit smoothie

Ingredients: • 1 banana, frozen, peeled • 1/2 cup strawberries • 3/4 cup pineapple juice • 1 strawberry and a small wedge of pineapple, to serve   Method: 1. Place banana strawberries pineapple juice in the jug of a blender.(…)

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Mocha frappe

Mocha frappe

Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons drinking chocolate powder • 4 shots (120ml) hot espresso coffee • 2 cups ice cubes • 3 1/2 cups milk (low fat) • 6 scoops vanilla ice-cream (light ice-cream as it is slighter lower in calories.(…)

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