I really love it when i get to play around with available ingredients in the house and the results turn out to be more than i expected. One of my favourite fruits has to be the watermelon. You know, the juicy kind with the right amount of sugary sweetness that is guaranteed to quench your thirst on any given sunny day.
This sunny melon came in handy last weekend (with just the right amount of balanced sweetness and tanginess) when it was all sunny and warm unlike the weather we are having right now because as i write this, it is raining heavily outside and all I want to do right now is crawl back in bed. I would highly recommend that you enjoy this on a hot afternoon but hey, the cold never bothered us, right? Let’s get to it:
- Half a watermelon
- One cucumber
- Quarter slice pineapple
- One lemon
- Two oranges
- Thumb sized ginger
- Clean all your ingredients thoroughly and add all of them to your blender. Ensure that you get rid of the skins completely to avoid unwanted bitterness. You will notice that I did not add any liquid to this because the watermelon is such a succulent fruit that will provide enough natural juice to keep the blender going. You can add a small amount of water if you so wish.
- Once everything has blended together, you can proceed to enjoy your smoothie but personally I did not like the extra pulp that was left so i proceeded to sieve out the pulp and after sieving I was left with the juice.
- You can proceed to enjoy this immediately or you can let this sit in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes before serving cold on a hot day. Enjoy!
It’s a cold Sunday morning and i’m in the kitchen making a breakfast smoothie. Once I was done, I went to ask my brother if he wanted some and he said yes. He followed me into the kitchen and once he saw the green coloured smoothie in the blender, he changed his mind. This is a common reaction among my friends and family. Green smoothie bowls or green juices immediately turn them off even before they get to taste them unlike bright coloured smoothies such as my Dreamy Papaya smoothie bowl or beetroot and mango smoothie bowl
There is no major secret when it comes to making a green smoothie delicious. You just have to play around with fruits and vegetables to balance the taste out and not have your smoothie taste like my sister would say, “blended grass”. Fruits such as bananas or apples add a sweet kick to smoothies but be careful not to go overboard with the sweet fruits. This is because it is somewhat equivalent to feeding your body nothing but sugar and that is where the greens come in to balance everything. With that said, let’s get to it:
- 3 kale leaves
- 3 spinach leaves
- Half an avocado
- 2 table spoons of chia seeds
- 2 very ripe bananas
- Half a cup of milk.
- A handful of nuts
- Half a mango
- Add all your ingredients into the smoothie and blend until you reach your preferred consistency.
- Pour your smoothie into your bowl.
- Proceed to add your favourite toppings and enjoy.
In this month of November, I want to have a smoothie challenge where I will be posting different kind of smoothies every week. If you have been reading my blog posts, you know that I am such a smoothie lover and I hope to share with you guys the smoothies I will make this month.
To start us off, I made this pawpaw and avocado smoothie which i named Dreamy Papaya. Just as the name suggests, it is one of those smoothies you could make on a Saturday morning or any day where you really have to get up and do your errands but your body and bed are not feeling like it. I added cinnamon at the last minute to give it an earthy kick and also
because i was craving cinnamon pancakes and was too lazy to make some. Let’s get to it:
- One avocado
- Quarter slice of pawpaw
- Two bananas
- Two tablespoons of cinnamon
- One tablespoon of chia seeds
- Half a cup of milk
- Add all your ingredients and blend it to a smooth consistency.
- Pour your smoothie into a bowl and add your favourite topppings. I used banana slices, nuts, chia seeds and left over grated beets that i had from this previous Beet and mango smoothie. Enjoy!