250g / 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
125g frozen mixed berries
2 tbsp strawberry granola (with freeze-dried strawberries) plus extra to top
125 ml / 1/2 cup milk
125 ml / 1/2 cup apple juice
Whizz all together and sprinkle some extra granola on top. Makes 2 servings (about 3 cups).
Monday Morning Mocha
250 ml / 1 cup strong brewed coffee
2 tbsp good quality hot chocolate mix (I used Green & Blacks)
250 ml / 1 cup milk
Brew the coffee and stir in the chocolate while it's still hot. Leave to cool in the fridge. When cold, blend with the milk and bananas. Serve over ice. Makes 2 servings (about 3 1/2 cups).
Once upon a time (was it really only six years ago?) Graham and I made our marriage vows on the beautiful island of Maui. One enduring memory from our honeymoon is the time we happened upon a smoothie bar - where you had to pedal your own drink! They'd rigged up bicycles to drive the blenders, so you picked your ingredients, pedalled as hard as you could, then sipped your cool frothy concoction under the palm trees. The ginger, lime and coconut in this smoothie recall the flavours we chose that day. A drink with some zing!
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
4 lumps of stem ginger in syrup, plus 4 tsp of syrup from the jar
4 tbsp lime juice
2 cups ice
Blend everything together, and taste to check you like the balance, adding more ginger syrup or lime juice as necessary. Sip slowly and imagine sunshine and palm trees. Makes 2 servings (3 cups).