Fruits of the forest smoothie
Since reaching my third trimester my appetite has gone into overdrive. After a full nights sleep I’m ravenous in the mornings, which has lead to a breakfast obsession. However, it’s got to be delicious, filling and ready in less than five minutes, otherwise I begin tearing apart the kitchen with abandon. Fortunately I have my Mum Cook Book by Beaba and Beaba Babycook Solo on hand, which contains recipes for women during pregnancy. One morning while frantically flicking through the pages I came across a recipe for fruits of the forest smoothie and it has become my new morning mania. Sucking down one of these awesome fruity smoothies gets my motor running and the best part is it’s ready in a matter of minutes. Surprisingly thick it’s almost like drinking a shake (but not as sweet) and it keeps me full until lunchtime. Anyway, rather than blathering on about how splendid this little recipe is, let me tell you how to do it. Enjoy!
Gather together your ingredients – fruit, milk and agave nectar. Tip: I always put my fruit into zip-lock bags and pop it in the freezer the night before because I find frozen fruit gives you that refreshment and thickness that is really delicious in smoothies. The choice of milk is yours, but I personally opt for almond milk because I prefer the light, crisp flavour it has. The agave nectar is optional and can be substituted for honey, but I recommend you include one or the other because it produces a delicate sweet kick that is essential in a morning smoothie.
Take all your ingredients and pop them in the blender. You’ll need to do around 15 pulses, (perhaps a few more if your fruit is frozen) and then you’re good to go. Yup, it’s that simple!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
7-oz fresh or frozen fruits of the forest (mixed berries)
1 pint of cow’s milk, almond milk or rice milk (available in organic food stories
1 tbsp agave nectar (optional)
This recipe is designed for use with the Beaba Babycook Solo baby food maker, which steams, cooks and blends.