10 easy and delicious recipes to transform overripe fruit into smoothies and shakes
Are you tired of throwing away overripe fruit that's just past its prime? Well, put those fruits to good use and whip up some delicious smoothies and shakes! And the best part, you really only need 1 appliance to do the dirty work: a blender!
So, let's get started on some easy and tasty recipes that will make you forget all about wasting that fruit.
Is there anything more quintessentially Indian than a mango lassi? I think not. Simply blend together 1 ripe mango, 1 cup yoghurt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tbsp honey, and a pinch of cardamom powder until smooth. Serve chilled in a glass and voila! You have yourself a refreshing and classic Indian drink.
Banana Date Shake
If you have some overripe bananas lying around, this one's for you.
Blend together 2 bananas, 1/2 cup dates, 1 cup milk, and a pinch of cinnamon until smooth. Pour it into a glass and enjoy the sweet, caramel-like flavours of this delicious shake.
This one is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.
Blend together 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup yoghurt, 1 tbsp honey, and a splash of milk until smooth. Pour it into a glass and garnish with fresh strawberries for an Instagram-worthy drink.
Papaya Coconut Smoothie
This tropical smoothie is sure to transport you to a beach in Hawaii (or at least in your imagination).
Blend together 1 cup papaya, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup yoghurt, 1 tbsp honey, and a pinch of turmeric until smooth. Serve chilled in a glass and get ready to be transported to paradise.
Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing watermelon mint cooler?
Blend together 2 cups watermelon, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 1 tbsp lime juice, and a splash of honey until smooth. Serve over ice in a glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Spiced Apple Smoothie
Looking for a comforting yet refreshing smoothie?
Blend together 1 overripe apple, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, and a pinch of nutmeg until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Pineapple Turmeric Shake
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and when combined with sweet pineapple, it makes for a delicious and healthy shake.
Blend together 1 cup chopped pineapple, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and a dash of black pepper until smooth. Pour into a glass and sip away.
Looking for a nutrient-packed smoothie?
Blend together 1 overripe beetroot, 1 overripe carrot, 1/2 cup orange juice, and a splash of honey until smooth. Serve in a glass and enjoy the vibrant colours and flavours.
Chocolate Banana Shake
Craving something sweet and indulgent?
Blend together 2 overripe bananas, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and a drizzle of honey until smooth. Pour into a glass and treat yourself to a delicious chocolatey shake.
Mango Coconut Shake
Mango and coconut are a match made in heaven, and this shake is the perfect combination of both.
Blend together 1 overripe mango, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup yoghurt, and a drizzle of honey until smooth. Pour into a glass and transport yourself to a tropical paradise.
With Borosil's durable and stylish glassware, these delicious smoothies and shakes will look as good as they taste. And by using up overripe fruit, you'll be reducing food waste and saving money in the process. So next time you have some fruit that's past its prime, don't throw it away - turn it into a delicious drink with these easy recipes!