Food Fussy Smoothie Cure


English: A glass of soy-rice milk ("Soja-...

English: A glass of soy-rice milk (“Soja-Reis Drink Natur” made in Germany by “Alnatura”). Brightened version of the old photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I’m in a bit of a food fussy mood. Having loads of headaches again because it goes hand in hand with heyfever and it’s left me food fussy. I want chocolate and sugary sweets one day then nothing next. Everything is out to since it’s spring here in Australia. The mango’s aren’t exactly cheap right now but soon they will be ripe and a good price so in the meantime it’s been apples and strawberries. On the weekend my fiance bought exactly that along with some really nice low fat greek yoghurt.

If you know me, you know that I LOVE greek yoghurt. Beside all natural I love it’s tangy taste and sometimes I get the stronger more sour one to use instead of sour cream. Lately however I’ve been using it in a variety of smoothies for flavour and to thicken my shakes instead of using ice-cream but too it’s been hot so I’ve used a little ice-cream a few times. But here’s what I have made so far and sorry for no photo’s. I need new batteries for my camera. I have like a bullet blender so it’s already a cup, or large cup so I put my ingredients from the order I write all the way to the top then blend so you’ll have to add your own milk accordingly since I sadly didn’t measure it.

Nutmeg, oats and greek yoghurt smothie:

  1. 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  2. 1banana diced (optional)
  3. 1teaspoon of honey
  4. freshly grated nutmeg, about a pinch or to your liking
  5. 2-3 large spoon full of greek yoghurt or to your taste
  6. Milk or Soy milk or Rice milk or Almond milk. So far the winning combination for me is soy or almond milk.
  7. Blend and enjoy

Apple Greek Yoghurt Smoothie:

  1. 1 whole apple
  2. 1/3 cup or 1/4 cup of ice cream
  3. 3 large spoonful of greek yoghurt
  4. Milk or Rice milk or Soy milk or Almond milk. Particularly nice with low fat or skim milk and very nice with soy milk.
  5. Blend
  6. If you need sweetening I recommend honey or 1-2 teaspoons of raw natural sugar.

Strawberry, Greek Yoghurt Smoothie:

  1. About 1 cup or half a cup of strawberries.
  2. 1/3 cup of light or low fat ice-cream
  3. 2-3 big spoonfulls of greek yoghurt
  4. Milk or Rice milk or Soy milk or Almond milk
  5. Blend

Green Tea Banana Smoothie

  1. Matcha Green Tea- cooking grade if possible and about 1-2 teaspoons depending on how much you plan to make
  2. 1 whole banana
  3. A little bit of ice-cream is optional
  4. Soy milk. Other milks optional but I like it best with soy.
  5. If you need sweetening, honey.

A few other things I have added to these mixes has been cardamon pods, cinnamon and vanilla bean or vanilla essence if I didn’t have the bean. Also a nice muslie mix with dried fruits and various oats on the top for topping. But I’m out of it now and need to get more. My favourites so far have been the apple mix and the green tea smoothie. Next I’m going to see what I can do with mountain tea and camomile.

Almond Milk Chai Late Recipe


Almonds

Almonds (Photo credit: Shelby PDX)

So I’ve been experimenting with almond milk. Looking for an alternative to milk and soy milk. I love soy but not so much so for coffee. Then I discovered this love blend in the kitchen. I have a bullet blender style blender but a cheaper but still good version of it with full sized milkshake cups to blend in.

Ingredients:

Almonds

Water

Manuka Honey

Cinnamon

Vanilla Extract

How To Make:

Since I have a bullet style blender I fill my milkshake cup with about a quarter of almonds. Then I place half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder not cinnamon sugar. Next I add 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey. Then I fill the rest of the cup with water and add about half a teaspoon or a quarter teaspoon depending on how much I want to taste the vanilla.

Next, I make sure the blending lid with blades is very secure before I place onto the blender and I blend until I can’t see much of the almond skin and it becomes a lovely pale browny colour. Depending on the type of blender it will take anywhere from 30seconds to 2minutes. Fairly quick though.

Next I strain it as thoroughly as possible using a fine mesh strainer. If I don’t have a nut milking bag then I might use an old clean and sterilized stocking. I tend to keep the left over almond meal to dehydrate and place in cereal. Then it’s ready to put in coffee or tea.

This mix tastes a lot like a chai tea or chai late and it’s fantastic! I like it better than most store bought chai teas now. Wonderful taste, fairly quick to make. I have noticed with other almond milk recipes that it recommends soaking over night. I tried both and got the same kind of results for my almond milk but really it’s up to you on how you make it.

Hope you like what I had to share ❤