California Prunes Smoothie And Salad

California Prune and Mango Smoothie

Serves 6

Preparation time 10 mins

You will need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 mango stoned, peeled and chopped
  • 5 (50g) California prunes roughly chopped
  • 100g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Grate the rind of the orange then cut off the peel and cut into segments – do this over a bowl to catch the juice. 
  2. Place the orange rind and segments in a liquidiser with the remaining ingredients, including the juice, and whiz until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and drink immediately.

Nutrition per serving:

  • 179 kcal
  • protein 7.8g
  • carbohydrate 33.6g
  • fat 2.5g
  • saturated fat 1.4g
  • fibre 4.6g
  • sugar 33g
  • salt 0.8g

Broad Bean, Watercress, Feta and California Prune Salad:
Serves 4

Preparation time  25 mins


  • 275g shelled broad beans
  • 50g watercress
  • 100g mange tout roughly chopped
  • 100g California prunes halved
  • 30g pecan nuts roughly chopped
  • 175g feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Cook the broad beans in a pan of simmering water until tender, then rinse under cold water and drain. 
  2. The broad beans can be eaten like this but are nicer if the tough outer skins are removed. Divide the watercress between 4 plates and top with the broad beans, mange tout, prunes and pecan nuts, then sprinkle with the feta cheese.
  3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the salad.

Nutrition per serving:

  • 415 kcal
  • protein 27.5g
  • carbohydrate 34.9g
  • fat 19.3g
  • saturated fat 7.2g
  • fibre 21.7g
  • sugar 16.3g
  • salt 0.6g

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  1. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    26 September 2012 / 11:41

    Great refreshing recipes with prunes & they're low calories as well! 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      26 September 2012 / 20:18

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Misfits Vintage
    26 September 2012 / 03:31

    Ooh broad beans are my FAVES – I am gonna make this yummo salad! Sarah xxx

    • Clairejustine
      26 September 2012 / 20:18

      Thanks for stopping by Sarah 🙂

  3. Sarah Seay
    25 September 2012 / 20:50

    Hello! Just Stopping by from flock together tuesday blog hop! Would love to have you visit!

    • Clairejustine
      26 September 2012 / 20:13

      Hi Sarah,thanks for following,hopping over now 🙂