Category: Juice & Smoothie

Cantaloupe Melon & Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango & Cantaloupe, photo by Arnold Gamboa

Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe melon removed or scooped out from hard outer skin.
  • sugar or honey, to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Remove the seed of the melon completely. (if you have time, instead of recycling, I hope, the seeds, clean them and then dry in the bright sunlight or in a not to hot oven.  They are quite lovely as snack.)  Cut the melon into cubes and put in a food processor.
  2. Slice the mango, discard the stone but ensure to take out all the sweet bits still clinging from the stone, cut the mango luscious flesh into cubes and spoon in to the food processor as well.
  3.  Add a little sugar or a dollop of honey work.
  4. Add the ice cubes and pour in the milk.
  5. Turn on the food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour into drinking glasses and enjoy.
  7. Yummmmmm

Pineapple Juice Recipe

Pineapple Juice @ Manila Hotel, photo by JMorton

One of the most delicious juices around is the pineapple juice. It is even more ambrosial if it is made from fresh pineapples.

The taste is only one factor in why one should be drinking pineapple juice. There are a few good reasons why one should. A glass of fresh pinya juice is full of goodness, it is packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  I heard it is also a dieter’s friend.

The best way to consume pineapple juice is to have it fresh and therefore making it at home is ideal and we have got just the quickest recipe here.

Pineapple Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe pineapple
1 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

Method of preparation:

Ensure that the pineapple is ripe for it to be really sweet tasting 🙂 otherwise you might have to add a teaspoon or two of sugar to the recipe.

Peel the hard outer skin, as well as removing the little eyes (read the legend of the pineapple here), then cut into chunks.

Put the pineapple chunks into a food processor, together with the ice cubes.  Pour in the water as well.

Blend until smooth and frothy.

Pour in into tall glasses and share the joy.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Salted Caramel Milk Shake, Photo by JMorton

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

I had a salted caramel milkshake when we last went to Gourmet Burgers in Brent Cross.  I absolutely loved it.  The slight saltiness greatly compliment the sweetness of the caramel.  It was really refreshing.

I wanted to make it at home and found a very easy recipe to follow which I have posted below.

Enjoy, kindly let me know how yours went! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 300 ml cold milk
  • 1 ½ tsp caramel sauce
  • sprinkling of sea salt

Directions

Tip the ice cream, milk, caramel sauce with a little sprinkling of sea salt into a food processor.  Blend until smooth and frothy.

Pour into tall glasses and share.

Mango Juice Easy Recipe

Mango Juice, iphone photo by JMorton

Mango Juice Easy Recipe

We had copious amount of mango juice whilst in the Philippines.  Philippines is the best place for mango made recipes, including mango juice because of our species of mango called the carabao, which is the sweetest fruit when ripen.

Thank goodness, mangoes are now widely available everywhere and almost all year round.  But as it is summer, they can be bought cheaply in boxes.  The flesh are like ambrosia but if you wanted to make it into a refreshing juice we have the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup ice-cubes

Method of preparation:

The easiest way is to use a blender.

Cut the mango in half and then scoop out the flesh from the skin and around the seed/stone.

Transfer the delicious ripe flesh into a blender, pour in the water and ice cubes.

Blitz until smooth.

Poor into glasses and enjoy!

hmmmmmm

 

Apple, Avocado and Spinach

Even Popeye the Sailor Man, must get tired of eating spinach all the time.  I bet he would not have any problem drinking this iron rich concoction. And so will I for that matter. 🙂

bec73fa7-f1a1-45fd-a9ec-e6dea5fbf0b6_apple-avocado-smoothieA great way to boost your fruit and veg intake is by making homemade smoothies. Not just for breakfast, but a healthy and refreshing treat at any time of the day, they’re packed with antioxidants and vitamins and will also quench your thirst and keep you hydrated – by Jo Romero

Apple, Avocado and Spinach

The predominant flavour in this smoothie is apple, but while its texture is soft and creamy, it doesn’t contain any dairy. It’s the avocado that makes the drink pale and smooth. Avocadoes are full of Vitamin E and healthy fats which help keep your skin in tip-top condition. It’s tempting to add more avocado to get the goodness in, but add any more and you’ll taste it. If you’re new to green smoothies, try this one for starters.

one-quarter of an avocado, peeled and the stone removed
200ml fresh apple juice, chilled
small handful washed baby spinach leaves (5-6 leaves)

Blitz all the ingredients together and drink while cold – add an ice cube to the mixture before blending for a cooler drink, if you want to.

Apple & Avocado Smoothie

app& avSpring is definitely on its way and before you know it, it has rolled into summer.  We need to gather all the yummy and healthy smoothies we are going to be enjoying this summer in the sun (we live to hope 😉 LOL).

One of our firm favourites is the apple and avocado smoothie.  You cannot go wrong with its taste and the goodness that you can get from it.

The amount of ingredients indicated below will generously serve 2

Apple & Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 apple

1/2 ripe avocado

1 cup apple juice

3 ice cubes

3 sprigs mint leaves

juice from half a lime

To make:

Core the apple then cut into quarters.

Using a blender, combine all the ingredients and process for 25 seconds.

Serve in attractive tall glasses.

Enjoy

Cheers

Banana Smoothie

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Banana Smoothie

Banana Smoothie is a great favourite of mine.  The recipe below is just to die for, so delicious.

The amount of the ingredients indicated below is enough for 3 servings.

Ingredients:

55ml or 1/4 cup orange juice

4 ripe bananas

3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream

2 tbsp golden syrup

3 tbsp of plain yoghurt

lemon juice (optional)

sugar (optional)

Method:

Cut the bananas into small pieces and put these in the blender.

Add the rest of the ingredients.

Blend for 20 seconds.

To make the smoothie really interesting, dub lemon juice around the rim of the glasses, then roll the rim of the glasses into some sugar.  The sugar would then stick to the glass.

Pour into the glasses the banana smoothies and enjoy!

 

Kalamansi Juice

Kalamansi Juice, photo JMorton

Kalamansi Juice, photo JMorton

Kalamansi Juice

Kalamansi, Calamansi, photo by JMorton Kalamansi, Calamansi, photo by JMorton

This is my favourite juice of all time.  It is not only healthy but it is kind of nostalgic.  As a young girl, I used to eat kalamansi all the time.  I love them.  Some ripe kalamansi can be really sweet but the green ones are so sour, it will blow your mind.  I used to eat this green ones with a good dose of salt to complement the sourness.

Kalamansi or Calamansi are little balls of vitamin C.  Certainly good to treat scurvy,

Kalamansi Juice is a very refreshing drink.  It can be adjusted the way how sour the juice you wanted it to be by adjusting the amount of sugar added.

Recipe for a glass of kalamansi juice:

Ingredients:

4-6  large kalamansi

1 tablespoon sugar or honey

water

ice cubes

Preparation:

Squeeze and juice the calamansi over a tall glass.

Add some water to a third of the glass.

Mix in the sugar

 

 

 

 

Lemon & Lime Ginger Ale Recipe

ginger lime juice The weather outside is changing.

Summer is fading fast, and consigned to just being a memory, ever hopeful of a brighter sunnier clime for  the next year, that is.

Temperature is dropping fast and the immune system had to be looked after for it to be geared to work in tip-top condition.

We therefore have to do what we can;  one of the easiest and tastiest way is to drink gallons of juices rich in vitamin C.

We have a lovely recipe for just this purpose.

Lemon & Lime Ginger Ale Recipe

Ingedients:

Big handful of green grapes

1 apple, cored and sliced

1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

1 lime, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

sparkling or still mineral water

lime or lemon slices for garnish

Method of preparation:

Put the apple and ginger slices in a blender and juice.  Pour the juice into a carafe or pitcher.

Add the juices from the lemon and lime and top up with either sparkling or still mineral water.

Why not pour over a tumble of ice or crushed cubes?!!!

Be invigorated, enjoy!

Orange, Apricot & Honey Smoothie

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Autumn is not far off and as such topping up one’s immunity and resilience to coughs and colds is a must.

Below is a recipe for an invigorating, fresh and delicious drink that is sure to kick-start your fight power against infectious diseases these coming autumn and winter.  Better yet, it is extremely easy to make.

Orange, Apricot & Honey Smoothie

Ingredients:

3 apricots, stoned and chopped or 150g dried apricots

1 orange, juiced

60ml semi-skimmed milk

1 tablespoon honey

ice-cubes

Method of preparation:

Put the chopped fresh apricots in a food processor (if using dried apricots, chopped these as well before blending).

Add the orange juice, milk and honey and throw in a few ice cubes and then blend until smooth.

Pour in a couple of glasses and enjoy immediately with a friend. 😉

 

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