Guess what I made my breakfast with today.
Perhaps this helps.
Angela at Oh She Glows posted a brilliant blog this week about top vegan snacks. I would like to try them all but one I had to try immediately was her recipe for Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie. I read that last night so was able to peel, chop and freeze the clementines, avocado and bananas for breakfast today.
Harvey enjoyed his breakfast – “is it ice-cream?” he asked. Nope, but it tastes like it and is all healthy ingredients. I did add some maple syrup to his as I omitted the date and it was not quite sweet enough for him. I wanted him to have a boost of nutrients as he has a bad cough and a sore throat so this was a perfect breakfast for a poorly boy. And I loved it too.
When I made an orange smoothie earlier in the week, I used fresh oranges and the blender left bits of orange. But by freezing the clementines (and I used 1 orange too), it enabled the blender to make it completely smooth. No lumps at all.
When it came to making it, I did not have a tin of coconut milk. I thought I did but it was a tin of young coconut meat in syrup which is not a product you will find in your average supermarket.
I drained the syrup and added some extra almond milk to get the desired consistency. But I have given Angela’s recipe so you can have a go at making this. And I think you should.
Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie
Ingredients (serves 1 or 2)
- 1 large ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1/2 small avocado, flesh scooped out, and frozen
- 2-3 Clementines, peeled and broken into segments and frozen
- 2 tbsp coconut milk (the cream from top of can)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (watery part) OR 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1 Medjool date, pitted and roughly chopped (optional)
- 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
Mmmmmm, this was so good. Thanks Angela!
I confess I did shed a tear singing along to ‘Candyman’ in the car this morning. Every Friday Chris Evans plays Candyman as we leave the house to take Harvey to school. And we sing along. I use the term “singing” loosely to describe my caterwauling but I enjoy a sing song. I was sad to think this was my last chance to take the little fella to school for a long time. I think he was relieved to be at the end of my singing. Then Chris Evans dedicated the Candyman to everyone who works at the company I am starting to work for on Monday – how bizarre is that?
I had a coffee in The George hotel in Cranbrook with Julie today which was a lovely way to spend the morning.
I grabbed 40 g Brie for lunch, packed up, collected Kath and headed to Ramsgate.
Part of Kath’s farewell includes a weekend in Ramsgate with myself and 6 other wonderful ladies who all used to work together. Sorry Marie but I took the photos before you got here!
These wonderful women are so dear to me and it is a real treat to spend the whole weekend together.
I had forgotten the fact that we all think we are right, all at the same time. Most of us are very assertive and have loads of opinions so the volume in the room is very loud and excitable. Absolutely marvellous:-)
We gave Kath a necklace and a kitchen vase from Doris and Co that said “Old friends are best”. She was very pleased with them.
We had boeuf bourgignon, mashed potato and steamed vegetables,
followed by a cinnamon crust flan which was pastry made with cinnamon and a filling of mixed red berries. Alison made some lovely sugar covered shapes with the leftover pastry.
I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time 🙂