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Preparing Fruit for Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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The most delicious healthy smoothie recipes have ripe fruit as their main ingredient. You can use any type of fruit in smoothies, but ripe organic fruit is best if you can get hold of it. If it's not organic then it's a good idea to peel it.

Here's how to prepare fresh fruit for healthy smoothies.

  • Plums, Nectarines, Peaches, and Apricots:   Wash, remove the stone, and slice
  • Mangoes:   Peel, remove the stone, and slice. 
Click here for how to peel a mango

Click here for the best way to peel a mango.

  • Bananas, Pineapples, and Citrus:   Peel and chop. The pips of citrus fruit are bitter so you may prefer to remove them.
  • Melons and Papayas:   Halve melons and papayas and scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then scoop out the lovely juicy flesh straight into the blender.
  • Pears and Apples:   Wash, core, and slice organic pears and apples.
  • Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries:    Rinse strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and other berries well under running water.

Too busy to be chopping fruit?

Try buying it ready prepared, or check out the frozen food section of your supermarket where you should find a variety of fruit that's great in smoothies such as frozen banana chunks, strawberries, mango chunks, blueberries and other berries.

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