Raspsberries are a fantastic source of vitamin C – enjoy them fresh now they are in season or frozen for an economic alternative when they are not. Freezing helps retain the vitamin c content, so either way you will gain from the great antioxidant properties of these tasty little gems. recently there has been a lot of ‘hype’ about fruit sugars and whether it is healty for us – iof course! But everything in moderation and if taken in excess, like everything esle will cause us to gain weight. Keep your portions of fruit juice, including smoothies, to about 150ml daily to avoid excess sugars and gain all the health benefits that fresh fruit bring!
• 200g fresh or frozen raspberries
• 125g/1 pot of low fat, diet raspberry yoghurt
• 100g /half tumbler glass of ice
• 100ml-150ml half tumbler glass semi skimmed milk
• Artificial sweetener to taste
1. Blend the raspberries with the milk and yoghurt, on a low speed until smooth.
2. Add the ice and blend on a high setting. Stir in artificial sweetener to taste. Children might enjoy a few chocolate sprinkles on the top.
This recipe can easily be adapted to make refreshing raspberry lollies – use fresh raspberries, and omit the milk. Freeze the mixture in lolly moulds (or make do with empty yoghurt pots with sticks in centre).
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