Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

I was wondering what to make with the left over yoghurt (from my tandoori chicken – ended up buying 1 litre, as it was the smallest quantity available), some cream, and strawberries; all which were lying in my fridge.

After googling some recipes yesterday, I came across a strawbery cheesecake smoothie. I’ve adapted it abit. The original recipe required vanilla ice cream, but I opted to use yoghurt. The cottage cheese that I used was fat free, so in essence, its actually a delicious, healthy drink – if the cream is eliminated.

I was very happy with the results:

smoothieWhat went in:

  • 8 strawberries
  • 250ml plain greek yoghurt
  • plain cottage cheese (cream, low fat)
  • 25ml single cream (optional)
  • sugar to taste

Dump everything into magmix, and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Sehri Smoothie

Best made fresh.

What goes in:

  • 250ml – 300ml milk
  • 2 chopped dates (kajoor)
  • 1 sliced banana
  • honey to taste

Blend ingredients together until smooth and pour into a glass.
Drink immediately.

More info on Sehri.

Strawberry Frappe

I couldnt resist buying some strawberries from Woolworths. They were on special for the week, and the portion was increased, at no extra cost. I thought ok, am definitely getting some! I decided to make a frappe.

What you need

  • about 6 fresh strawberries
  • 120ml milk
  • 60ml cream
  • 2T sugar
  • crushed ice – optional

Method

  1. Wash and hull strawberries. Chop up roughly.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a strawberry.

I really enjoyed this drink. Its definitely not healthy as you can taste the cream in this one. The strawberries were chopped into small bits and it was chewy. Perfect for summer.

Iced Cinnamon Coffee

I’m waiting for summer to get here and I thought this would be a nice alternate. I found this recipe online. Its very rich, so if you’re having a girls night in or opting to stay in instead of going out (which is exactly what I did last weekend), this would be nice to enjoy while relaxing at home.

What you need:

  • 2T instant coffee powder
  • 2T brown sugar
  • 80ml hot water
  • 500ml stork crèmendous / cream
  • 750ml milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon, to sprinkle

Combine coffee, sugar and water in a blender.
Add stork crèmendous and milk, blending until smooth.
Refrigerate coffee mixture until very cold.
Pour into glasses, top with ice-cream, place a cinnamon stick into each glass and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

Come on summer!

Cranberry Fizz

Before you think is she crazy, is she on a diet, the answer is no and no. When I was younger I enjoyed lime juice now and then and still have lemon tea.

If you like the sour and acidic tasting drinks, or if you’re detoxing / dieting,  then you will like this drink.

What you need:

  • 120ml apple juice
  • 120ml cranberry juice
  • 90ml ginger ale
  • 1t lemon juice

Mix above and pour into a glass and enjoy!

I would not recommend making this for guests – unless you know exactly what their likes and dislikes are.

Fruit Smoothie

I felt like eating fruit yesterday and opted for a smoothie instead. I love the M&B ones and decided to give it a go.. but not exactly the same – this one isnt 99% fat free

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

What I used:

2 banana’s sliced
8 strawberry
100ml-120ml low fat milk (I cant bear drinking fat free)
250ml yoghurt
sugar to taste

In a blender, liquidize the bananas and strawberrys. I chopped the strawberrys before popping it in. Then add the yoghurt. I used 2 x vanilla flavours and 1 banana flavour (100g). Blend until smooth. Add sugar to taste. Lastly add milk and give it another blend.

I got this from the Eat In magazine. Of course any fruit can be used, based on your liking. The recipe did say ‘fat free milk’ but I dont do fat free

Mochaccino

Just as winter approaches, I’d like to share this hot drink with you, perfect when you are watching tv.

Mochaccino

Mochaccino

In a mug, add a portion of coffee and cocoa and add a little boiling water to make a paste. Mix until smooth and coffee grains have melted. Add hot milk. Dust with cocoa from top.

To make it interesting, like what you would see on the Mugg & Bean menu, add a teaspoon of honey or hazelnut syrup.

For a stronger kick, double coffee portion or use filter coffee from a machine – I was too lazy to get a pot brewed.

Play aroung with whatever flavour you desire.