Mouthwatering Mondays loves ...

Mouthwatering Mondays loves ...

From smoothies to 'Morning After' Juice the choice is yours.

By Ina Paarman













Published - 18 April 2011

Mouthwatering Mondays loves ...

From smoothies to 'Morning After' Juice the choice is yours.

By Ina Paarman

 

Mango and Banana Smoothie

Serves 3-4 depending on size of glasses

Set up a 'do-it-yourself' smoothie work station with a blender or processor, bowls of ice, yoghurt, prepared fruit and honey so that the guests can mix their own.

1 mango, peeled and sliced

1 banana, peeled and sliced

½ cup (125 ml) Greek double cream yoghurt or plain full cream yoghurt
½ cup (125 ml) ice cubes (3-6 cubes depending on size)

2 t (10 ml) honey

 

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. This is the only one of our smoothies that can be prepared in advance. 

 

Blueberry and Nectarine Smoothie

Serves 3

 

¼ cup (60 ml) fresh blueberries

3 nectarines, unpeeled, pipped and diced

1 cup (250 ml) Greek double cream yoghurt or plain full cream yoghurt

½ cup (125 ml) ice cubes (3-6 cubes depending on size)

2 t (10 ml) honey

 

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve immediately, otherwise the fruit flavours will dissipate and the yogurt starts to dominate.

 


Pineapple and Apple Smoothie

Serves 3

 

1 pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks

1 eating apple, unpeeled, pipped and sliced

1 cup (250 ml) Greek double cream yoghurt or plain full cream yoghurt

½ cup (125 ml) ice cubes (3-6 cubes, depending on size)

 

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve immediately as it tends to go slightly bitter on standing.

 

 


CHEF'S TIP:

YOGHURT: I never buy Low Fat or Fat Free yoghurt because together with the fat most of the Vitamin A and D is removed. We need those vitamins to get maximum absorption of the calcium in the yoghurt. Besides they add starches, stabilisers and sweeteners to the Low Fat varieties - a little cream is far better for you.

 

Chilled Spiked Fresh Tomato Juice

Serves 6

Serve this glorious punchy juice in shot glasses and drink it up through thick milkshake straws. You can add a tot of vodka to the mixture before serving.

A small handful of fresh basil leaves

500 g really ripe tomatoes, skinned

1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman's Chilli & Garlic Seasoning

1 slice raw or cooked beetroot, (for colour)

1 T (15 ml) balsamic vinegar

1 t (5 ml) sugar

½ t (2,5 ml) wasabi paste (optional) and 1 tot vodka (optional)

 

Reserve some of the prettiest small basil leaves for garnish. Process the rest of the ingredients except the vodka together, until smooth. Taste for seasoning. If you have Wasabi paste or horseradish in your fridge, add it for a nice extra bite.

Chill the juice (covered) in a jug. Also chill the shot glasses. Snip the thick straws in half. Stir a tot of vodka through the mixture just before serving. Garnish with basil. Pour into shot glasses and garnish with basil.

 

'Morning After' Juice

Serves 4

 

If you are paying the penalty for the fun the night before, a small shot of this juice is just what the doctor ordered. Papaya will calm the digestive system, cucumber flushes out toxins and orange gives a Vitamin C boost.

 

½ medium pawpaw or 1 papino peeled and pipped

2 oranges, squeezed

2-3 slices English cucumber

3 ice cubes

Whiz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into shot glasses. Decorate with a slice of cucumber and sliver of papino.

VARIATION: Use pineapple if papaya is not available.



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