Blending a smoothie
Smoothies are great - all you need is a bunch of fruit and a blender. Sometimes you also need a bit of juice to get things moving - so a juicer would also be good.
It's pretty difficult to go wrong, but some smoothies are definitely better than others.

Cucumber, Apple, Lemon Juice Smoothie
drink veg vegan
Peel the cucumber, peel and and core the apple.
Chop them up and blend them with a little lemon juice.
This one is nice and refreshing. A good smoothie to start with.
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
drink veg vegan

Blend the ginger and pineapple until smooth, add a little pineapple juice or water if necessary. Add sugar or sugar syrup to taste. Serve with ice.
I particularly liked this one too.
Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie
drink veg vegan
Blend it all together and drink it.

Mango, Raspberry, Cranberry Smoothie
drink veg
Slice down each side of the mango stone and cut away the flesh from the skin. put the flesh in a blender, add the raspberries and cranberry juice and blend until smooth. Taste and add the honey to sweeten, if necessary.
Not a big cranberry fan myself - I don't like the way it makes my teeth feel like they're wearing little socks.
Spiced Mango, Coconut and Lime Smoothie
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Slice the mango down each side of the stone and cut away the flesh from the skin. Put the flesh in a blender with the coconut milk, lime juice, orange juice and allspice and blend until smooth.
Pineapple and Passion Fruit Soy Shake
drink veg
Peel the pineapple, discard the tough central core and chop the flesh. Blend everything until smooth.
Berry, Banana and Yoghurt Smoothie
drink veg

Melon, Kiwi, Apple and Basil Smoothie
drink veg vegan

Blend the fruit and ginger moistening with a little apple juice if necessary.
Add a very few basil leaves to taste.
I contributed the basil. Which despite Aline's scepticism worked very well.
Banana, Sesame & Maple Soy Smoothie
drink veg

Peel the banana, chop the flesh and blend everything until smooth.
Melon, Cucumber & Sweet Ginger Frappé
drink veg vegan

Deseed the melon, scoop the flesh from the skin and put in a blender. Peel and chop the cucumber and add to the blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Mostly my own invention
Doughnut Smoothie
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One smoothie party at the Haunted House we invented this drink in a fit of desperation. We'd pretty much smoothied everything else around.

Chuck two doughnuts into the blender add enough milk and cream if you like to lubricate, three or four tablespoons of ice cream or creamed rice a can of creamed rice was all we had the first time we made it.
Serve with a nice sprinkling of cinnamon powder.
This is definitely the best smoothie. Ever. Even if not everyone agrees.
You probably want to keep it for dessert though.
Avocado Chocolate Smoothy
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As suggested by my occasional flatmate Andy.

Blend 'em up.
Drink 'em down.
Andy says the avocado makes this really creamy - haven't tried it yet, but I like the idea. I might be tempted to add a touch of chilli...