• Lauren-Nicole

super charged summer berry smoothie cups



I have a thing for starry skies & healthy juices. Actually, I have a "thing" for a lot of things.


Like, watching meteor showers. Laying in an open clearing. On top of a mountain. The meteors didn't show up, but at least the stars were visible.


Bright coloured smoothies are another one of my things. Cameras too. Food (obviously). Wouldn't say no to more tattoos either.



Healthy & happy, healthy & happy, healthy & happy.


I've hidden lots of healthy tidbits in these smoothie cups. Like celery, fennel, bee pollen. If you didn't know what was in it, you'd never guess. That's how good I am. It's health in disguise. A convenient ready-to-go form. Fastfood, fasthealth!


Sci-fi movies are another one of my things. Sneaking rum into my smoothies. I do that one too.

Zombie movies that aren't actually scary. Watched in the company of best friends.


Singing at the top of my lungs, off key, to out of tune punk artists is another. I still can't get the notes right for 'Angel's Wings'.


Putting together care packages for friends is something else. If there's glitter involved it's even better.


I'm very attached to my dirty, black, lace-less converse too. And I especially love it when my jeans rip. There are just so many things I have a "thing" for. I'd give the smoothie cups a try though.... they can make being healthy one of your things.


Ingredients: - 250g fennel root - 350g celery stalk - 400g red apples - 60ml coconut oil - 30ml honey - 1tbs bee pollen - 70g raw almonds - 150g blueberries (fresh or frozen) - 150g blackberries (fresh or frozen) - 150g black currants (fresh or frozen) - 150g strawberries - 1 lemon, zest only


Directions: 1. use a juicer to process the fennel, celery & apple. This will remove all the woody pulp as well as provide a liquidy base for the rest of the fruit to process. 2. place the juice in your blender with the coconut oil, honey, bee pollen & almonds & grind until liquid. Add all of the berries to the mix & process until smooth. 3. At this point, I like to pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove all the seeds since they always get stuck in my teeth, but if they don't bother you, keep them. 4. divide the mixture into the wells of a cupcake tin, it should fill between 12 & 14 wells to the brim. Place in the freezer for 6 hours before removing & pulling in a ziplock bag or a tupper. If the smoothy cups don't automatically *pop* out with a little tap, then dip the bottom half of the cupcake tin into luke warm water. 5. to bring your smoothy cups back to life, cut one or two cups up into quarters, pop them in your blender and add a cup or two of any liquid you desire. I personally recommend the following: apple juice, pear juice, rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, milk, yogurt, or anything else you want.

There... wasn't that nice & easy? You've not got smoothies for the rest of the week or even two weeks depending upon how strong you want your mixes! And you wont even taste the celery or fennel... it's in there because it is amazing for your digestive systems though.


By the way...

If you're interested in the type of stuff I keep stocked in my kitchen or the equipment that I use regularly... here's a pretty comprehensive list.


Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:

Machinery:

Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk

Hand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xkjowh

Stand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2yqXPiH

Candy Thermometer - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xklw7k

Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK

Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU

Tools:

Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw

Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK

Pots & Pans:

Cast Iron Skillet 12" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2fMHb1x Cast Iron Pot 5.5 Quart - La Cocotte Staub - http://amzn.to/2fUqxAG

Cast Iron Grill Skillet 10.5" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2z2GPwi

Cake tins & Pie Plates:

Bunt Pan - Nordic Ware - http://amzn.to/2xjGB1N

Square Cake Tin - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xkn5Ce

Springform cake tin 22cm (9”) - Farberware - http://amzn.to/2xkdQ4T

Ceramic Pie Plate- Emile Henry - http://amzn.to/2gex5qR

Cupcake Tin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkp4GG

Tart Tin Loose Bottom 9.5” - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xje3u2

Decorating Equipment:

Non-Slip Pipping Bags - Pastry Gear - http://amzn.to/2fLxAZ0

Pipping Tips - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2yJVPy1

Food Gels - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2kpOCky

Fondant Smoother - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkyZRl

Fondant Modelling Tools - Happisland - http://amzn.to/2xjOWSV Fondant Rolling Pin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkbLe5

Fondant Rolling Mat - The Mat - http://amzn.to/2y2bg76

Ingredients:

Active Dry Yeast - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2gcC2R4

Almond Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkP3xI

Arrow root - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ycT0WF

Baking Powder - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkJz5U

Bicarbonate of Soda - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yL7Lj4

Brown Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2z1MUt1

Buckwheat Flour - Anthony’s Organic - http://amzn.to/2xjRS6T

Cocoa Powder - Valrhona - https://amzn.to/2ouIwlr Coconut Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkAHNX

Flaxseed Meel - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ybK0Rm

Millet flour - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2iBZqYw

Oat Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2fNUuyZ

Potato Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yKpYgH

Quinoa Flour - Amisa Organic - https://amzn.to/2oyWVg9 Sorghum Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yClSf5 Sweet White Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2y2xmXK

Tapioca Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xjv879

Vanilla Extract Organic - Simply Organic - http://amzn.to/2xXdt2e

Vanilla Beans - Vanilla Products - http://amzn.to/2yLMqWQ

White Flour GF - Dove's Farm - http://amzn.to/2z1b5I1​

Xanthan Gum - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2zoYxuC

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