Here is my first smoothie ever called the plum grapes smoothie, and yes, you haven’t misheard: it’s my first smoothie made – like ever! Just call me a late bloomer and let’s leave it at that
This is how it all started. A while ago we got a blender with an extra attachment for grinding coffee – which is really what I have used this machine for until now. A few days ago, however, I wanted to learn to make my own chicken liver pate since it’s much healthier than what it’s sold in the supermarket in the tins. And this is where I learned that to do that I need a blender…
And I remembered my old blender that I never used at all except with the coffee grinding attachment. So then I started to look online for other things I can use this blender with – and from my research it seems that what the blender is really loved for is to make smoothies.
So here I am looking in my fridge for some fresh fruits. Because we’re just before weekend, I didn’t have many things as Saturday is our main shopping day, but I did find a few plums and a few white grapes. I washed them, put them in a plate, cut the plums in small pieces (I took the photo below before doing this last step), and then put everything in my blender along with a few ice cubes and a bit of orange juice.
I had yogurt and even the healthy Greek yogurt (afterall if you live in Cyprus, you can’t but have Greek yogurt at home), but while I love yogurt, I never liked it mixed with anything else. So no yogurt in my smoothie.
And finally after about 1 minute of working the blender, I got my smoothie. First of all the color – it was a dark red with dark blue spots. Hm, plums have dark blue skin, but the pulp is yellow and the grapes are green. What gives the dark red?
Nevermind the color (which I actually like!), what about the taste? Well I have to say, I’m sold, and while this was myfirst ever smoothie, it won’t be my last. I have now so many ideas on what other things to add to create fun smoothie recipes, from grapes to oranges, bananas and everything else in between.
And of course I will make my foie gras (chicken liver pate) this weekend, and will let you know how it went.
How are you using your blender, what types of recipes you make?
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