Ok, so I’ll be the first to admit that I think I have become a bit obsessed with doing these little raw chocolate drawings inside of my smoothie jar, but I just love the challenge! Plus I kinda love drinking the smoothie when I’m finished photographing it, it makes me feel like a fruity princess! Just kidding, maybe. I spend so long deciding what design to put in next, and have so much trouble choosing because I literally have so many ideas, so I really hope you’re all enjoying this phase I am going through!
I chose a Hamsa, or Hand of Fatima, for this jar as myself and my three sisters all always wear a piece of jewellery with a Hamsa symbol on. The Hamsa is an amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye, to protect the wearer against evil or other dangers, so hopefully having one in a drink will mean my body is protected against evil illnesses, right? Fingers crossed!
Enough about the Hamsa, lets discuss the fact that after a month of searching I finally found peaches in Bristol *flails wildly*. I have only been able to find nectarines, and they just don’t have the same soft, juicy sweetness as peaches. I really wanted to make a peach and apricot smoothie, but as it’s Easter Sunday here, my chances of finding somewhere selling apricots is about as good as my chance of seeing the Easter Bunny. So I improvised with a little mango and cantaloupe melon, because really, can you ever go wrong with those flavours? Very doubtful. The bottom layer is your basic strawberry/raspberry/banana smoothie, but I had some frozen dark cherries, so I added a few and they made this totally irresistible pink colour that looks like beetroot has been added, but without that earthy taste. I’m a big fan of double layered smoothies, I can never decide what I want to drink more, I get a billion different vitamins and nutrients from all the different fruits and veggies, and I get to have even more colour, which as you can probably tell is something I LOVE.
- • ½ cup (95g) (fresh or frozen) raspberries
- • ½ cup (95g) (fresh or frozen) dark cherries
- • 2 ice cubes
- • 1 ripe small banana
- • ½ cup (118ml) of coconut water
- • 1 cup (130g) frozen mango
- • 2 peaches
- • 2 ice cubes
- • 1 cup of coconut water
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until liquid.
- Pour into a container with a spout (like a measuring jug) and leave in the fridge whilst you make the next layer.
- Place melon, frozen mango, ice cubes and peaches in a blender and blend. Start adding water to help blending: add a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved- I went for a slightly more ‘solid’ texture to keep the two layers from blending too much).
- Pour the Raspberry-Cherry layer into a glass. You could then pour the Mango-Peach layer straight in, but I found the two layers started to mix, so I put the Mango-Peach layer into a piping bag and piped it in slowly to give defined layers.
Happy Easter weekend lovely humans!