Friday, 15 November 2013

New Hot Chocolate Discovery

I have made an exciting new hot chocolate discovery, just in time for the temperature drop.

Hello, Sweet Freedom Choc Shot. This is liquid hot chocolate, which means no annoying lumps (yes you Options, you know who you are). And it has no refined sugar, but it tastes great. Just to added to its credits, Choc Shot is gluten free and vegan. 

Just add 200ml of your choice of hot milk to 3-4 teaspoons of choc shot and enjoy. This is making me very happy as we head into winter.

Loving this liquid hot chocolate.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Whatever's left smoothie

I hate throwing unused food away. I like to try and think of ways to use up leftovers, which is why I love frittata! And now I am turning to smoothies to do the same kind of thing. I had a bag of salad that was just starting to turn. You can't really use it for lunch, it would be too much of a sad salad and I couldn't bear that. I often use salad leaves in my juices, but I didn't have much in the way to add to the salad to make a juice. What to do, what to do?

Then I remembered, some smoothies have a little juice in then, often stuff like pineapple for sweetener, or something like that. So I decided to add the juice of the salad leaves to a smoothie, to make a healthy breakfast and use up whats left in the fridge. I keep fruit in the freeze, which can always be used for things like smoothies, so no ice cubes required.
Leftovers smoothie
The Ingredients 
110g salad bag
Wedge of lime
1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
1 handful of frozen strawberries
1 handful of frozen blueberries
200ml plain natural or soya yoghurt
(Optional scoop of peanut butter, for added crunch and flavour)

The Method
Juice the salad and lime.

Add the frozen fruit the blender and whizz until properly broken up.

Add the juice, sweetener and yoghurt (and peanut butter) to the blender and whizz again until smooth.

Enjoy a sweet nutty fruity smoothie, you'll forget its a salad too!