Well hello happy days of smoothie making and smoothie recipes with a boom boom de boom today here in Beach Cottage Land. Oh I’m feeling all bright and breezy and full of beans today, woohoo to that…I’m sitting in a little sunny spot with my little dahhhhling, no that is not my husband, or indeed one of my kiddos but my lovely Barley…yup I’ve turned into one of those people…the mad dog lady who talks to her dog as if it is her fifth child.
Yup I be her, dressing him in putty and white stripe jumpers and scavenging the net for, someone please somewhere who makes pet accessories that speak to my soul.
Anyway here I am this morning with a smoothie for your guts. If your guts, or indeed your buds (as in taste) are a leetle bit on zee delicate side I am thinking you may want to just look at these pictures while eating chocolate and pretend you are all healthy and full of vitamins and all of those things…because while this is good for yee guts, you indeed need guts to down it in one. Not that I have ever downed anything in one of course. Ho ho ho would I, woman who wafts around surrounded in white, ever partake in the downing of anything in one? Gosh no! ;-)
If on the other hand you are wanting less Muffin Top and more energy in your life, well then gangbust yourself to the nearest blender and start pulsing, cos by golly oh gosh this one gives you zing de zing.
Talking of blenders we may or may not have a new KitchenAid addition to this old cottage…I mean hello those of you who have logged onto this blog for a while now will know I’ve waited long enough for this collection….surely then at that time of year when one looks in the mirror, sees another wrinkle and says goodbye to another chance to ever wear a sleeveless top again aka my birthday, a white KitchenAid it had to be…all joking aside I have been using a $10 blender for over a year for these smoothie things, and it’s been fine… before I invested (or indeed my hubby invested for my special day, just call me a princess) in a big girl’s big ticket one….I’ll be presenting my findings on the improvement or lack thereof of the KitchenAid blender rocking in in Australia at $250 (!!!!!, boy are we getting ripped off down here) compared to the $10 el cheapo brand very soon…so far it’s interesting.
Soooo I have been smoothie making for a while now and I have to say it’s very nice to know that throwing one of these down mid-morning means I’ve got some good stuff in despite what else goes on (or doesn’t more like) for the rest of the day.
This is a combo that does it for me, I do go a bit more hardcore too with just green stuff but I love the strawberries in this one…amounts are approximate – for my smoothie recipes and smoothie making I eyeball it all the way to the bank…you can’t really go wrong
easy smoothie recipe
1 handful of strawberries (about a cup, fresh or frozen)
1 handful of Parsley (ditto above)
1 cup of liquid – for this one I used raspberry & acai juice (bought in cartons) but mostly I use coconut water
few cubes of ice
a few springs of garden herbs
1. throw all in the blender and zap
* I buy coconut water in cans or cartons and one lasts me a few of these smoothies * a teaspoon of honey doesn’t go amiss if you need a sweetness boost
So tell me, are you into smoothies too??? What’s your fave smoothie recipe if you have one…love to know…
oh and tweet tweet a little birdie told me that a certain blog from the beaches of Sydney might just be giving away a certain little KitchenAid blender this week…you know you want to ;-) hahahhahaha, stay tuned my lovelies, Beach Cottage Giveaway time coming right on up this week….
Goodbye, goodbye, boogeye
talking of tarts, pies and galettes, which we are not talking of but I am in a weird mood so whateverrrrrrrrrr, go here for my Galette recipe, it rocks the vicar’s socks off I’m telling ya – btw have you ever ripped off a vicar’s socks????? that would be an interesting comment in my comments section today now ladies of zee web wouldn’t it.