Tropical Green Smoothie

This tastes much sweeter and yummier than it looks. It’s got a virtuous handful of spinach in it, but with the mango, pineapple and cranberry juice it’s really very sweet! I’ve bemoaned the disappearance of the smoothie fairly recently, and for those similarly bereft, have a look at my smoothie and drink diaries here. Just…

Blackberry, Strawberry and Blackcurrant Smoothie

What’s happened to the smoothies? A year ago my twitter feed was jam-packed with luscious green swamp juices – and now…. nothing! Has everyone moved past the smoothie? Are there just smoothie bowls now? Well I thought I’d bring back my own little revival, since I’m craving some sunshine flavours at this still-dark-in-the-mornings time of…

Pear, Lime and Spinach Smoothie

If, like me, you have a tendency to get over excited about the vino on a Friday night – this is the perfect pick-me-up on the following Saturday morning. A zingy little burst of goodness to replenish and restore. It’s one of those where you really don’t taste the spinach – even though there’s a…

Gooseberry and Spinach Smoothie

I ADORE gooseberries. They’re my absolute most favouritest fruit to eat. They’re super tangy – sour really – and need a little sugar to soften their sharpness. But once you’ve got that balance right they’re divine. They’re perfect for a smoothie as you can add a little yoghurt to offset their astringency, and they go…

Blackcurrant, Banana and Almond Milk Smoothie

This is what I made last week when it was hot hot hot outside and I was poorly. I needed a burst of vitamins and sugars in the form of something refreshing and cooling and this hit all the right spots. REALLY good with the almond milk, EXTRA filling with the oats. I think I’ve…

Raspberry and Blackcurrant Smoothie

Smoothies are still going strong in our house. Mr Roast Chicken has also started sampling them alongside his cereal in the morning (or on their own, if he’s running late) and I’ve even lost a few pounds! Well I think I have. I’m not sure how many as I don’t keep scales in the house (absolutely NOT!)…

Storecupboard Summer Smoothie

Hello there, how is everyone on this Bank Holiday weekend? I wish every weekend was 3 days. Then we’d all have one day to relax and recharge, then TWO days for fun and activities. Sigh. I got up really early and made this sweet and creamy summer smoothie to get me in the holiday mood…

Mango, Coconut and Banana Smoothie

Yes, yes, I know smoothies are SO 2015. I read lots and lots of blogs about people kick-starting the year with a smoothie a day for breakfast. Goodness knows why it’s taken me so long to hop onto the bandwagon – its a FANTASTIC way to start the day. It’s funny to think that I’ve been…

Real Lemonade

As everyone is now saying – Spring has sprung! Well…it has! It’s not so much that I love Spring (although there’s a lot to be said for crocuses, asparagus, sunshine and wearing a thinner coat)  – I just like the start of all the new seasons. Although I’m a grown up now I still feel…

Caipirinhas

First discovered in the South American restaurant chain Las Iguanas, I recreated these Caipirinhas at home for a party last week. Caipirinhas are made with cachaça, which is made from fermented sugar cane juice (as opposed to gin, made from molasses). It’s similar in taste to gin, but cleaner and fresher. I don’t usually drink…