Your Kitchen and Healthy Living
More than ever before we have endless options for healthy living and a nutritious balanced diet. You don’t have to eat junk because you are busy – with just a little inspiration and pre-planning, you could have great nutritious food to hand, ready to grab and take to work, or for a healthy breakfast before you go.
With all the exciting and exotic fruits available today, you can with little effort whip them up into a delicious fruit smoothie. Not only a quick nutritious way of getting the most of vitamins and nutrients found abundantly in fruit and vegetables, they are also amazingly good.
You can freeze delicious fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, apricots, blackberries, and nectarines. With the use of an electric juicer, food processor, or blender, all you need to do is blend them together with fresh juice or yoghurt and there you have it. Freezing fruits whilst they are abundant and in season also makes juicing economical throughout times of the year when these fruits are more expensive. The combinations and options are endless so get your creative juices flowing!!!
On hot summer days what more perfect way to cool down than with a slush smoothie or juice, easily made with frozen fruits or slushing ice into your smoothie. You could also make milkshakes in your chosen flavour as thick as you like. Ice cream makes a great addition to a milkshakes, again you can vary the flavour as you wish.
If you want to give a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to parties or social events you could make similar drinks for dining, adding mocha cream, coffee and chocolate. You could decorate them for example with morello cherries, coffee beans or a slice of fruit.
Iced coffee with cream is a great option, so simple. Just use 400ml of water and 2 tablespoons of instant granules to brew hot coffee and chill in the fridge. When chilled add it to your food processor, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and process, then add 6 ice cubes and process until smooth. You can then pour it into your favourite glasses, top with a single cream float and decorate with coffee beans ‘et voila’