I haven’t been one to jump on this juicing bandwagon if I’m honest. I see the health benefits of throwing half the vegetable drawer of the fridge into a blender I do, but I don’t think I have the time or the patience for the clean up operation that it brings, especially for it to be a daily occurrence. But as most humans I have been interested by the results of throwing lots of different ingredients into a blender and mixing it all up. So these are my two favourite outcomes, one a treat and one that actually has some of my five a day in. So not all bad, eh?
The Graperry-apul Smoothie
Not exactly the most inventive of names but this is a combination of grapes, strawberries and pineapple (10 points if you guessed it) mixed with a couple of spoons of low fat natural yoghurt. I chopped my fruit into bite sized pieces threw that and the yoghurt into a blender and boom, the Graperry-apul Smoothie is born. Granted it needs work on the name, it’s not as catchy as I hoped. I used an equal amount of all the fruits but if you wanted a sweeter result I’d up either the strawberry or pineapple. Tasty.
The Ice Cream Shake
This requires little to no recipe, it’s simply your favourite ice cream blended with a milk/ milk alternative of your choice. I decided on my home made cookies and cream ice cream but any would work, just make sure you blend it together enough to get through any lumps in the ice cream. (Don’t want a huge chunk of cookie dough stuck to the straw for example do we?) My only tip would be to leave the ice cream to soften a bit before you pop it into the blender; it’ll make it easier and sound less like you’re killing someone when you’re blending away.
So two super simple recipes but both equally tasty outcomes, are there any recipes you think I should try next? Or should I get onto this mixing salad with fruit into a drink train, the decisions…