Ombre Smoothies So Pretty

 
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This is my go-to smoothies every other week. It's really easy to make. It's green and refreshing. Whenever I get bored silly with plain greek yoghurts, I quickly raided my fridge for fruits and vegetables to make a yummy smoothie.

It's handy to have a blender to make this magical green smoothie. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!

INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass)

2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt.

1 cup of sliced or diced frozen mango*

3/4 cup almond milk**

a dash of coconut water to taste

1 - 1 1/2 cup of loose spinach leaves (do not compress them)

*If you have fresh ones, by all means, use them! I would use 2 fresh mangoes and remove the pip.

**any milk of your choice

OPTIONAL : add  1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.

And if you're up for a smoothie challenge, you can create this ombre drink in glass bottles.

HOW TO MAKE AN OMBRE SMOOTHIE DRINK :

  1. You need a lot of patience. Like 2-3 hours worth of waiting around for each layer of smoothie to freeze up.
  2. My tip is to create a jug of dark shade of green smoothie to start with. Fill up 4-5 different shades of green in separate glasses (or go crazy with as many shades), add 1-2 spoonful of plain yoghurt each time to the green smoothie. 
  3. Stir well before pouring them into the bottle or glassware. 
  4. Allow each layer to semi-freeze before adding another layer. 

Have fun + stay healthy! Keep being awesome folks!

xm

 

Pink Smoothie Recipe

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Who doesn't love strawberries? This recipe is easy breezy. Anyone can do it. Yeah!

First thing's first, you need a good blender. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!

  1. INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass)
    
    2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt.
    
    1 cup of strawberries cut into halves*
    
    1 frozen banana 
    
    1/4 cup milk**
    
    a bunch of mint leaves
    
    *If you have frozen ones, by all means, use them! Frozen strawberries give it more of a ice cream texture.
    
    **any milk of your choice

OPTIONAL : add  1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.

And if you like coconut water like I do, you can add a dash into it as well. I use Raw C Coconut Water, just love the taste of it :)

Add all ingredients into blender and blitz them till the smoothie turns a pretty pink. 

One thing I learn (since I'm that lazy person who likes cooking things in bulk, so there's always food in the fridge haha) is to make a tub full of pink smoothie goodness, ready to go for breakfast for the next few days to come. Often times, I just drink it or eat with berries and muesli. 

Have fun + stay fabulous! 

xoM

 

How To Make A Yummy Muesli Kind Of Breakfast

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

So, I'm a big fan of the colour green. This is a true story haha, as I have lots of green things, including a forest green coat and a mint green bike.

Anyways, in today's blog, I'd love to share how to create a pretty smoothie + muesli kind of breakfast. I'd like making my smoothie from scratch. Here's one which I've used for a green smoothie. Link here. But, if you have a store bought yoghurt in fruity flavours, you're more than welcome to use it too, hehe. 

Often times, I eat in colours so I normally would go for all sorts of fruits (as long as they taste delicious too!) especially berries and kiwis. 

Ingredients (or... with what you have in your pantry + fridge)

 1. green smoothie (click here for recipe) + white yoghurt (to create marble effect)

2. fruits - strawberries, blueberries, golden kiwi

3. almonds

4. muesli

5. flowers from your garden

Grab a shallow pasta plate or bowl. Scoop in a few spoonfuls of good green smoothie goodness. I normally make mine the previous day, so it's ready to go. Yay!

Use a tea spoon to drop in dots and dashes of white yoghurt to create a fun, marble kind of effect. Just have fun and it doesn't have to be perfect, really.

Now, the assembling part is my favourite. Place the muesli first (they can get messy if you place them last, hehe). Then, the fruit slices go next. 

Strawberries sliced thinly, approx. 3 cm so it stays afloat in smoothie. No one wants their fruits to sink to the bottom! For the blueberries, I love a scallop effect, so i cut them into half. 

Now, the golden kiwis are my favourite part to slice. cut from the middle, and imagine a zigzag line has been drawn around the kiwi. Use a sharp knife to cut the patterns. Once you've pulled the kiwi fruit apart, you'll get the most gorgeous star pattern you'll ever lay your eyes on!

And yes, I eat the kiwi skin, haha, someone told me it's really healthy. So, I went along with the idea of health (to be honest, I'm just being lazy)

Popped in the kiwi, almonds and flowers into the smoothie bowl. And voila, before you know it, you've created a true masterpiece!

Hope you enjoy your smoothie as much as I do teehee.

xoM

 

Green Smoothie Recipe

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

If you don't like salad or anything green, please look away!

Anyways, OMG. This recipe can be done with eyes blindfolded, haha, just saying but please don't make such attempt.

First thing's first, you need a blender to make magic. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!

  1. INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass)
    
    2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt.
    
    1 cup of sliced or diced frozen mango*
    
    1 frozen banana* 
    
    3/4 cup milk**
    
    1 - 1 1/2 cup of loose spinach leaves (do not compress them)
    
    *If you have fresh ones, by all means, use them! I would use 2 fresh mangoes and remove the pip.
    
    **any milk of your choice

OPTIONAL : add  1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.

And if you like coconut water like I do, you can add a dash into it as well.

It's so easy, I'm not joking. Just chuck (or gracefully place) all of the ingredients into the blender and blend them till smooth, or desired texture. I normally top up more spinach leaves because I'm spinach cray cray... and I wanted my smoothie to be in a deep colour of green. 

A good tip is to make a tub full of green smoothie goodness (it will generally last about a week), ready to go for breakfast the next morning. Often times, I just drink it or eat with berries and muesli. 

HOW TO MAKE AN OMBRE SMOOTHIE DRINK :

  1. You need a lot of patience. Like 2-3 hours worth of waiting around for each layer of smoothie to freeze up.
  2. My tip is to create a jug of dark shade of green smoothie to start with. Fill up 4-5 different shades of green in separate glasses (or go crazy with as many shades), add 1-2 spoonful of plain yoghurt each time to the green smoothie. 
  3. Stir well before pouring them into the bottle or glassware. 
  4. Allow each layer to semi-freeze before adding another layer. 

Have fun + stay healthy! Weee...

xoM