Monday, 19 January 2015

mixed summer smoothie (with a little tomato)

A summer fruit salad smoothie.

British journalist Miles Kington once said, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

I wonder what he would say about this summer smoothie recipe, which is pretty much a blended-up version of a fruit salad... with just a touch of tomato.

Just a touch, mind. One single cherry tomato. Baby steps. Or kind of a wildcard, if you will. I'm not the biggest fan of the taste of raw tomato, in general, so really, this is me living life on the edge.

I was pleased that I tasted only just the tiniest hint of tomato in the end result - just enough to be discernible if you think about it, but so subtle that you might just completely miss it. I might be more daring next time in an attempt to slowly endear myself to the taste of raw tomato. Maybe.

mixed summer salad smoothie
(serves 1)

1 ripe banana
1 soft ripe nectarine or peach
1 orange (use whole segments with seeds removed)
1 cherry tomato / grape tomato / baby roma tomato
10 mint leaves
2/3 cup water
4 ice cubes

Blitz all ingredients together with a blender until smooth.
Serve and drink immediately while it's cool and fresh!

Mixed summer smoothie, with a little tomato.


  1. +1 for another awesome sounding drink recipe!

  2. This sounds really interesting. I like the idea of tomato in a fruity smoothie to give a bit of tang.

    1. It does add a different touch to the regular fruit smoothie, that's for sure!

  3. What fresh and healthy smoothie, I love the addition of the tomato!

  4. That sounds really interesting. I am a huge fan of raw tomatoes, but have never tried them in a smoothie before.

    1. Would love to know how you feel about raw tomatoes in smoothies if you ever try it!

  5. I'm game! I had a couple of lovely cherry tomato and raspberry dishes in Auckland a year ago and was completely converted.

    1. The cherry tomato and raspberry dish sounds intriguing!


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