Pick of the bunch

We’re chilling out this month with a zingy, zesty recipe that’s totally bananas

A quick search on Google reveals in seconds hundreds of recipes for smoothies of every conceivable type, from rich and indulgent to light and calorie-free – and a whole lot in between! We reckon this recipe for a frozen banana smoothie is the best of the bunch when you want something that’s really tasty that’ll also cool you down in the August sunshine. And it couldn’t be easier to make…



  • 1½ Chiquita bananas
  • 2 peaches
  • 2½ cups of water
  • 1 lemon (zest + juice)
  • 2 tblsp of pistachio nuts
  • ½ a pomegranate


Grate the lemon zest in a separate bowl. Cut up one banana and grind the pieces together with the peaches, the lemon juice and the water to a smooth mixture. Pour the mixture into a low metal baking tray and put it in the freezer for an hour. When the mix freezes, stir with a fork to create ice crystals. Put the mixture in summery glasses and garnish with half of the banana, the pomegranate, lemon zest and pistachio nuts.