I am going to attempt to entice you back in with a scrummy recipe perfect for the summer months. If you live in the UK, you will already know about our complete lack of a Spring but for those of you elsewhere I will summarise-the weather is pants!! The word 'drought' was thrown around a bit and ever since then the sky hasn't stopped pouring for more than two days!! The temperature feels as if we are still in the depths of November and my scarves are working overtime! I feel as if I should be buying Christmas presents, it's that wintery-so messed up for what is very nearly June.
So today was the first proper hint at Spring/Summer-hazy sunshine, warm air; bliss. I went for a bike ride (the first in ages and oh how I've missed it!) and, as is always the case after I exercise, I was peckish. A quick flick through the cupboards and fridge then round again to double-check (you're a liar if you say you don't do this too!) but I came up with nothing.
These very sad-looking bananas were staring at me from the fruit bowl-turning brown, which I hate and well beyond what I call an accpetable state of mushy-ness-and I had a flash of inspiration. Smoothie!
I have to admit, I've never been a massive fan of smoothies. I don't dislike them, I can just never be bothered to faff around with making them. But these poor bananas really needed using and I hate throwing food away. So this is what I came up with after a little experimentation:
Let me tell you, it tasted amazing! I'm not exaggerating, I used three bananas and made a quantity of smoothie probably meant to serve two people, but polished it off completely myself. It was gorge :-)
I know by now you're absolutely dying to make your own so here's how you can:
3 bananas (ripe tastes better-no green ones!)
200ml orange juice
Two generous splashes of milk
Splash of vanilla extract
I made my smoothie in a food processor as there were unresolvable issues with my smoothie-maker (it still had the NZ plug on it from when we lived there! Shows how often I use it...) but the processor worked just fine.
Simplest thing in the world to make: slice your bananas into the processor. Add your orange juice, milk and vanilla extract, then pulse until the banana has been chopped out of existence! Mmmm!
I promise I will be posting lots more in the coming weeks to make up for lost time. I have this month's "DIY Saturday" coming up and I am also starting a new monthly post called "Trend of the Month" which will feature exciting interior ideas that are popular right now! So plenty of reasons to come back soon :-)
I hope you are all well and enjoy your smoothie-making!