Smoothie Sunday – Fruit Fusion

Trust me to decide on doing a new series for the blog today with practically no fruit in the house…  I have been toying with the idea of doing a ‘Smoothie / Slushie Sunday’ blog series for a while now and whilst prepping my fruit for a smoothie today, I decided to take a few photos.  This is not the most interesting smoothie recipe you will ever see, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

Smoothies and I are BFFs, I love making my own smoothies…  If you follow me on Instagram, would have probably seen a photo or 2 of my homemade smoothies.  I don’t really order smoothies when I go to restaurants, because I can’t control what goes in there (I don’t like smoothies made with ice cream or frozen yoghurt).  I love Kauai smoothies though – Mango Bang is my all-time favourite!

Don’t worry, I’m not all of a sudden going to be a food blogger.  But we all know fresh fruit and veggies do wonders for our skin and overall health.  And we all want healthy, glowing skin – no one wants to have to cover up their skin with mounds of foundation and concealer.  Well…I know I don’t.

So for today’s smoothie recipe I worked with what I had in the fridge and pantry & it turned out pretty yummy!  The amount of ingredients below make about 500ml of smoothie-deliciousness.


♥  1 Banana

♥  2 Nectarine Peaches

♥  1 /4 (quarter) Cup Cherries (mine are dried but you can use frozen or fresh cherries too)

♥  5 Ice Cubes

♥  3/4 (three-quarter) Cup Oat Milk (you can use soya or normal milk too)

♥  3/4 (three-quarter) Cup Grape Juice (preferably fresh)

♥  1 Tablespoon Flaked Almonds

♥  1 Tablespoon Psyllium Husk

♥  1/2 (half) Tablespoon Honey

♥  Squeeze of Lemon


Add all the ingredients to your blender.  I usually add the ice cubes last as their weight pushes everything down towards the blades.  Plus, you might damage the motor of your blender if you start with the ice cubes at the bottom.  Whizz the ingredients together for about 20 seconds.  If you like your fruit to be more chunky, blend for less amount of time.  The almonds and dried cherries add a nice bite to the smoothie.  Yum!

Beauty & Health Facts:

♥  Honey rejuvenates skin plus is great for your immune system (these are only 2 of many health benefits).

♥  Lemon juice works as a skin cleanser because it has astringent properties (it cleanses internally).

♥  Bananas are rich in Vitamins A, B & E thus it works as an anti-aging agent.

♥  Almonds contain Vitamin E which helps nourish the skin and protect it from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

♥  Peaches are high in fiber and contain Vitamins A, C, E & K  to help protect against sun damage & speed up skin regeneration.

♥  Cherries are endowed with the highest level of anti-oxidants, this means they help to slow down the aging process.  Cherries also provide nourishment to the hair.

♥  Psyllium Husk is an all-natural fiber product that will keep your body regular (you don’t have to add this to your smoothie though).  It doesn’t add any taste to the smoothie, don’t worry.  I bought my bag at Dischem.



  1. Chicara 18 November 2013 / 09:40

    Yummy! You still owe me one of your ‘famous’ smoothies. I remember you mentioned that a few months ago before we met. 😉

    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:24

      Yes, you’re right! I do still owe you one! We’ll make a plan! 😉

  2. Michelle 18 November 2013 / 10:45

    Ohhh I love this. Great post and that smoothie looks delicious. I will have to pull our smoothy maker out. I love homemade smoothies too.

    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:20

      Thanks for popping on to my blog, Michelle! And for all the love you give my blog!

      You definitely should take your smoothie maker for a spin again! 😉

  3. Johlet 18 November 2013 / 12:02

    Hmmm yummy!!!

    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:19

      Delicious nutricious! 😉

  4. hb13 18 November 2013 / 12:20

    What a cool idea to post smoothie recipes. I want to start making smoothies and this post was just the motivation I needed. Thank you for the great instructions!

    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:18

      Knowing someone has enjoyed this post and will gain something from it (and my future smoothie recipes) makes me so happy, Hanneri! :)

  5. Rhondine King 18 November 2013 / 12:47

    LOVE your Mason jars!!!! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe :)

    • Luzanne 20 November 2013 / 10:45

      Thanks, Rhondine! x I bought them from In Good Company – they’re lovely!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 😀

  6. Ronel Marais 18 November 2013 / 14:47

    Yum…I love nectarines so this smoothie sounds right up my alley.

    This is a great idea, Luzanne, you have the best ideas. Its nice to read something different. Dont get my wrong, I love beauty things but something different every now and again is wonderful.

    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:17

      I also love a nice juicy Nectarine! :)

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Ronel! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. x

  7. Lily 19 November 2013 / 06:38

    Yum!! Looks and sounds delicious! I got into a smoothie phase awhile back, I love it. But with my hubby’s work schedule changing, my whole routine just changes along with his. I love waking up at 6am and having my fresh smoothie. (He’s working nights now.)

    Can’t wait for more smoothie recipes!!


    • Luzanne 19 November 2013 / 21:15

      Thanks, Lily! It was quite refreshing… 😀

      I need to start making smoothies again during the week too, they really give you a healthy boost of energy! But waking up at 6am!? Hell no….lol! xxx

  8. Tjoppie 19 November 2013 / 16:39

    Sounds healthy and delicious! Love the cute photo!

  9. Nicola 23 November 2013 / 18:51

    Yummmy! Looks delicious! Where did get that bottle smoothie jar from? I so want one.

    • Luzanne 24 November 2013 / 14:48

      Hi Nicola! :) I bought them from In Good Company (they have an online shop too).

      Thanks for commenting!

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