Summer is coming! We’ve already had a few glimpses of it here in Melbourne- our new AC units cannot be installed quick enough.
Now I am not what you call a hot weather kid, give me Autumn crispness any old day, but the warmer weather does have its perks, one of which is devouring sweet, frozen treats.
The problem with most icy poles is that they are loaded with sugar and artificial nasties, so this year I wanted to create a cleaner, healthier version.
First of course we needed the moulds. Now most of the moulds you can get here are little, kiddy type ones. They would not do at all. Amazon naturally provides s variety of better options.
Once you’ve got the hardware the rest is up to your imagination! We started with a banana smoothie pop. Then a raspberry-mint yoghurt.
Watermelon Margerhita- juice watermelon, lime and mint.
Pear-pine Devine- juice pineapple, pear, apple, lemon.
Peaches ‘n’ (coconut) cream- blend peaches, add coconut milk.
The options are truly endless. All you need to do is blend, or juice, pour, and freeze! BOOM!
I am a green juice convert.
There was a time when the mere mention of a green juice or smoothie would have had me screwing up my nose in distaste. Ick. Why on earth would I want to go and ruining a perfectly good juice or smoothie with spinach? It just made no sense.
But then I got sick, stayed in hospital for a week and a half, and quickly came around to the idea of greens all up in my morning beverages. I got on board pretty quickly and then I finally found kale popping up at my local Woolies and green grocers and boy oh boy am I a goner.
My days now start with a green juice, full of goodness and freshness and life. I follow the Tone It Up ladies (not in a creepy stalkerish way, that’d be difficult with me in Melbourne, Australia and them in Southern California… but I digress), so I also throw in apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, and you’ve got yourself a green bombshell spell- that’s what I like to think of it as anyway.
Good mornin’ green juice
1 large handful of baby spinach
2-3 full (leaves and all) celery stalks
4-5 kale leaves
1 piece of ginger
1/2 green apple
*optional extras, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper
Juice all that fresh produce and serve over ice! Or pour into into a trusty travel cup and take it on the road.
Whichever way you drink it, you’ll have a healthy (and maybe kind of smug…) glow for the rest of the day.