Blueberry smoothie

blueberries, raspberries, banana, chia seeds

Everyday delicious, 208pp.
by Izy Hossack
Hardie Grant Books, London, 2016
Cooking on page 32–33

A self-taught cook, Izy Hossack became fascinated with food at a young age, learning the basics from her American–Italian mother.

In 2011 and as a young teenager in London, Hossack started her food blog—Top with cinnamon. Since then she has published her first cookbook, with the same name as her blog. Plus her blog has twice been a finalist in Saveur’s Best Food Blog awards.

This is the paperback version of her first cookbook. It has chapters on breakfasts, sides, mains, sweets snacks, desserts and staples.

blueberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie

ingredients
125 g (4 1/2 oz/1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
a handful of raspberries, blackberries or grapes
1 banana, peeled
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
125 ml (4 fl oz/ 1/2 cup) cloudy apple juice
a handful of ice

Method
Blitz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Note: You can blend in a handful of spinach leaves with the other smoothie ingredients if you’re looking for a nutritional boost. It doesn’t change the flavour at all but will add some iron and more fibre.

Tip: For easy morning prep, place the berries, chopped banana and chia seeds in a sandwich bag and freeze. That way you just have to blend the contents of the sandwich bag with the apple juice and ice for a really quick breakfast.

Everyday delicious cookbook

How it played out
I made this as written, using raspberries and with an aim to share it with my daughter, Petra. Oh wait, I used a food processor because I don’t have a blender.

Anyway, the nicest aspect was to be able to use apple juice crushed by the same people who deliver milk to our front door. Can you believe that we are among the small group of people—probably anywhere in the world—who still get their milk home delivered? Also, I like the tip about freezing the ingredients beforehand, but I didn’t do that.

Verdict
I don’t make smoothies very often, but this was a refreshing option. I was especially pleased to get some use out of my big container of chia seeds. Petra, who makes smoothis often, says she still prefers ones that are dairy-based.

Travel
Please check out my travel blog. Here are some of the fruit juices we had in India.

blueberry smoothie outside

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About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.
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12 Responses to Blueberry smoothie

  1. Divine !!! That is my kind of smoothie 🙂

  2. I like the look of those smoothies. It’s a nice word too. I could do with anything including the word ‘smooth.’

  3. Ilze says:

    Smoothie! Yum! For me: only dairy-free is a good smoothie 🙂 I love smoothies!

  4. Hamdzinski says:

    Love it!!! Thank you for sharing!! Great content!😊

  5. nothing better than a homemade natural smoothie 🙂

  6. beccajmes says:

    Love the colour! So pretty xx

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