A new series that I literally just thought of yesterday. Some (possibly uninteresting) backstory: I have been thinking for some time that I really need to eat more fruit. I am not a Fruit Person. Sure, I like a bit of watermelon in Summer, and a juicy, sweet yellow nectarine eaten over the kitchen sink with the juice running down your arm is a thing from heaven. But to regularly incorporate two or three pieces of fruit into my daily diet? Nah, that’s not happening.
But I also have been thinking that I need to stop eating so many carbs. I love vegemite toast, and snacking on crackers and a bit of dip (current obsession: Taramasalata) is great, but I think I’m limiting myself a lot and really not eating as healthily as I could. So I’ve been thinking of giving the old smoothie a whirl. So I’ve trawled the internet for smoothie recipes that are relatively healthy and dairy free (I try not to eat a lot of dairy for various reasons). I’ll make a smoothie every Sunday (time permitting) and post a pic and the recipe here. If I like it, I’ll try to incorporate it into my breakfast routine during the week once or twice. I’m going to get somewhat more adventurous as I go along – I need to ease myself in. No flaxseed or protein powder or kale just yet. Let’s all just calm down a minute.
So here we go!
1 medium banana
Half a ripe avocado
Kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
Stawberries, about 7, hulled and halved
Two cups of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of cashew butter
Throw all the stuff into a blender and blend. Make sure the kiwi fruit is quite ripe and sweet. Mine was a bit too firm still, so I think it was lacking somewhat in flavour.
This was fine. It wasn’t as flavoursome as I thought it would, though I did like the taste and texture of the cashew butter (which I bought from Coles in the health food isle, FYI). I’ll give this another go when the second kiwi fruit I bought ripens a bit and see if that increases the flavour. If it doesn’t I won’t bother with this one again. I do love the idea of avocado in a smoothie, though.
If you have a smoothie recipe you want me to try, let me know!
Disclaimer: I promise not to use any mason jars.
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