Mango daiquiri

IMG_9162With the weather heating up it’s great to cool down with a mango daiquiri!

The recipe on the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families recipe chip is so easy to follow.

All you need is some raw sugar, frozen mangoes, ice, the juice of one lemon and equal parts Bacardi and Cointreau.

You can substitute the mango with any fresh seasonal fruit of your choice or you can follow this recipe for Strawberry Daiquiri.

Don’t have the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook and recipe chip? Contact your consultant or purchase your own copy here.

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

 

 This Berry Breakfast Smoothie from the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 is made in a flash and is full of so much goodness to keep you going all day.

Made with oats, linseeds, frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, orange juice, honey and nut milk. 

There’s not a huge range of ingredients to this recipe but I actually had to make some substitutions. Being a self confessed ‘control freak’ who has to follow a recipe to the letter this was still hard for me to do.

I had run out of linseeds so I just used my LSA mix. 

I used fresh bananas not frozen and instead of orange juice I used tropical because that was all we had.

As for the nut milk I used the almond milk I had made the day before.

So while there really wasn’t anything that could have gone wrong with making substitutions in a smoothie it was still great to know I could ‘let go’.

Who would’ve thought a smoothie would have such a deep lesson for me to learn!

You can find this recipe in the new Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook and recipe chip. Contact your consultant to purchase a copy.

PS. No promises you’ll learn some life lessons too but I would love to know if you do xx

Beginner’s green smoothie

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My New Year’s resolution this year was to have a green smoothie a day. Mainly because I wasn’t eating enough fruit and veg and figured drinking them would be the best way to get over my ‘fussy’ issues!

To get started I knew I needed to keep it fairly sweet and stick to what I liked. I had tried green smoothies in my old blender in the past and had always felt like I was eating them, especially if it was kale! The greens just wouldn’t blend enough for my tastes. But with my Thermomix that isn’t a problem anymore :)

So here’s my go to green smoothie. Definitely good to try as a beginner green smoothie.

2 handfuls kale (or baby spinach)
2 frozen bananas
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
2 cups coconut water
1 handful ice

Blitz on speed 10 for 1 minute
Makes 2 serves