Saturday, 4 July 2015

Red Smoothie Bowl for a Grey Winter

You know it's a horrible winter's day when you have to have lights on in the middle of the day. Lights on OUTSIDE. For a hockey game. Then you know it's dark, and grey, and winter and horrible.

Winter's not always horrible though, in fact recently it has been beautiful and sunny and birds have been singing. Honestly. It has been such a pretty winter that I couldn't help but make a smoothie. Those boring winter things were calling out to me, pears, apples... they needed sprucing. And what better way to spruce than with an ode to sunlight, a bright red colourful ball of smoothie goodness!

Look at that. It looks as happy as it will make you feel!

I don't know why, but I really loved this one. My mum and I have a strange obsession with chucking things in our blender and making drinks, my mum gets a little crazier than me with them, making almost savoury smoothies. I'm not always a fan ;-P But this was a super delicious blend of fruit and veg that we both spooned down at the speed of light.

Red Smoothie of Deliciousness for Two
1 pear
1 granny smith apple
1 beetroot, raw and peeled
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ zucchini
1 handful frozen blackberries
1 heaped tbsp. cocoa (optional)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Chop all the fruits and vegetables and place into a high speed blender in the order listed. Pour over about 1/3 cup of water to begin with and blend until smooth and red and delicious. You might need more water depending on your blender.

Pour into bowls and top with cocoa and whatever you want, or just eat it up. Stare into that deliciousness…

So refreshing and yummy! They're all the words you need... Give it a go and be pleasantly surprised, bask in the glorious colour!

Get spooning. Godspeed, friends!