Cook and Clean with Kate

Totally Tropical Smoothie

Serves 2

Studies show Vitamin C can help to get rid of a cold more quickly which is good news as this smoothie will leave your immune system powered up.

Kids love it. Just be careful not to overdo the turmeric as being bitter, the kids will sniff it out. You can always use a pinch of dried turmeric if you don’t have fresh.

You will need a juicer and a blender.

Kate’s top tips

When preparing the passion fruit, do not scrape the skin too hard because the white layer is very bitter. A passion fruit is ripe when the skin is crinkly and wrinkle like.









What you need

What you need

½ pineapple, skin removed

5 oranges, peeled and cut into halves

1cm piece fresh turmeric

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pre-frozen large, ripe peeled banana

Flesh from 2 ripe passion fruits



What you do

Juice the pineapple, oranges and turmeric into a large jug.

Place half of this juice into a blender and add the vanilla extract, frozen banana and the flesh from the passion fruits. Whizz until smooth.

Add the remaining juice and whizz one more time.

Add some crushed ice into a glass. Pour the smooth juice over the ice and decorate before serving.

To serve, choose any of the following:

1 tbsp desiccated coconut

1/2tbsp pistachio nuts, roughly chopped