It’s time to shake up this Summer

Sweet Summer Smoothies

During the hot summer months, it is refreshing to be able to drink a cold, power-packed smoothie for a snack or lunch. Here are a few recipes to get you through the summer heat:

Strawberry – Strawberries are not only delicious, but they also add a lot of vitamins to your diet. Each berry helps regulate blood pressure, is an anti-inflammatory, and promotes eye health.

  • 8 fresh or frozen large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries and raspberries
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice (add more to thicken)

Banana – Bananas are packed with nutrition. They are loaded with potassium and high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. Adding at least one banana to your smoothie is an excellent way to load up on nutrients.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon local honey
  • 1 cup ice (add more to thicken)

Add everything into a blender and enjoy!

Christmas Events

During the Summer Christmas season, there are a variety of markets and events going on here in Bendigo. You can support our local growers, businesses, artists and organisations by attending a Christmas market, as well as find a unique gift!

Bendigo’s Moonlight Markets will run monthly over the Summer period with events taking place on November 26th, December 17th, January 21st, February 11th, March 11th, and April 1st.

Check out our full events listings on page 16 of the latest issue of Healthy Community for a list of local markets and events taking place this holiday season.