Saturday, 7 January 2017

How To Prepare Smoothies You Will Love

Since my experience with watermelon martini at my Aunt’s place, I’ve unimaginably fallen in love with martinis and smoothies. I so love them that I actually went back to her to tap some smoothies knowledge which I’m going to share with you now!

Here are some smoothies (and their preparation) I bet you will love to try out:

PINEAPPLE & AFRICAN APPLE (AGBALUMO) SMOOTHIE
Well, we all know pineapple and I bet we also know the popular agbalumo also called African apple {I still don’t know if that’s true though}. I bet you never imagined these two could be eaten together let alone be blended into a smoothie! Well, relax as I take your taste buds on a ride!

Here’s what you need:
- 1 Large well ripened pineapple
- 500ml clean water
- Some honey
- 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (can be gotten in any food store or mall)
- For garnish, thinly slice one of the African apples (agbalumo) and banana

Method:
- Peel and remove the flesh of the agbalumo.
- Coat with some honey for at least 3 days before use; this helps to reduce the harshness of the taste of the fruit.
- Wash and peel the pineapple and chop into large chunks.
- Place the pineapple chunks in a blender, add the ceylon cinnamon and add some of the honey coated African apple.
- Add the water.
- Blend all ingredients together and strain using a fine sieve. Strain twice to get a really smooth blend with no bits from the fruits.
- To serve, place some of the African apple slices in a glass, with some ice, then pour over the drink and enjoy.

 OMG! I can feel the taste in your mouth already! Lol

 

That’s one down! Next is

THE MIXED FRUITS/VEGETABLES SMOOTHIE
Like the name, its just a combination of some fruits and vegetables. This is also called a flush out smoothie which can also serve as a laxative. It is very good for washing out all the party junks you may have consumed especially after a festive period.

Note that you can pick or add any food combination of your choice. For my own smoothie, I am using these fruits and vegetables:

Apple
Lime                                                                                                          

Cucumber
Celery
Home made ginger juice
Spinach


Method
- Always ensure that your fruits & vegetables are clean and washed properly to avoid sucking on sand via a straw or anything.

- Place your spinach in the blender, add your base and blend for 1minute.

- Add your other fruits and vegetables.

- Blend everything together.

- Then add anything else you feel you need.

- Get it out of the blender and sieve.

-  Squeeze out the juice.

- Serve minutes (or even hours) after your meal.

If you are my kind of person whose stomach is always running after eating a party meal, just get a tissue or wipe handy and make sure the toilet is vacant for the whole day because you never know when you would hit it.

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Here comes my favourite. Next is smoothie for babies:
BANANA + PINEAPPLE + SPINACH SMOOTHIE
Everyone wants a smoothie and so do little babies! So here is one for your toddler. It’s a simple yet appetizing smoothie which your baby would thank you for (I hope). These are what you need:
1 cup of water
1 banana
1 pear or pineapple
1 cup of Kale or mild spinach
1/2 cup water
Method:
- Please ensure your fruits are clean before blending.
- Put the spinach and fruits in the smoothie maker (or blender) and blend.
- Sieve them all
- Add any extra ingredient you wish
- Pour the juice in your babies bottle and feed.

Trust me, your baby must love this!

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Here is another  smoothie for your baby.
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
This smoothie is so easy all you need is a jar and:
1/3 cup smooth, unsweetened applesauce)
1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Add the ingredients to a jar. Put a lid on and shake well. Then get your baby and get down to some feeding.

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Okay, I think that is the much I can remember! Do you know anyone? Let us know below!

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