How to Make a Fresh Fruit Smoothie (Batida)


Strawberry Pineapple Apple Batida

An apple a day plus some other amazing ingredients will definitely keep el doctor away.   I am self-medicating with an abundance of fruits in season.  In my own kitchen I took the fruits in season in South Africa with some inspiration from the beloved country, Brazil, and I blended the fruit together to make an awesome fruit smoothie (batida). Papaya and orange are an amazing combination but anything fresh will go down easily.  I added baobab fruit powder for some calcium, bee pollen and honey for medicinal and sugar-energy purposes.  If breakfast can be made as a preventative medicinal meal with essential vitamins and antioxidants, than you can be sure to maintain a healthy immune system during the change of seasons with this batida.


How to make a batida:

1 apple

half cup fresh peeled pineapple

4 frozen strawberries

tablespoon honey

teaspoon bee pollen

tablespoon baobab fruit powder

4 ice cubes

1 cup water


Cut the apple into quarters and the pineapple and place in a blender.  Then add all the remaining ingredients and blend into a smooth consistency.  Garnish with some fresh mint and a squeeze of lemon juice on top. Drink right away, and if the contents start separating, just stir it with a spoon.


Refreshing Breakfast Appetizer 🙂


Tip 1: If you have made too much, then freeze the rest of your smoothie into an ice cube tray and add cubes at different times to any blended fruit mix or cocktail in the future.


Tip 2: Consider this batida to be a mixer for a delicious spiked punch.


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