I’m going to spare you an ode to the iron I bought; I haven’t yet unpacked it.
But I bought a handblender yet. You don’t need to know any details about it except it has a metal blade attachment, came with a cutter tool that resembles a baby food processor, and it also came with a jug type thing. That jug type thing, and the metal blade attachment were my selection criteria, that and not costing 120E while not being a supermarket own brand that I have never heard of.
I wanted to make my own smoothies. I wanted to do this because most smoothies I buy seem to have added sugar in them. I don’t want or need this. I have a basic recipe and it goes like this.
You will need the following stuff
- a hand blender
- something to blend the stuff in
- a citrus squeezer of some description.
- a knife.
- a dessert spoon
- a banana or some papaya
- strawberries or blueberries or mango
- some no-sugar added natural yogurt. I use a set yogurt with very low sugar content
- some orange juice
- some ground ginger,
- a lime
Here is how you do it:
- Chop some (say, four) strawberries/some mango, some blueberries) into your something to blend the stuff into.
- Chop the banana/papaya into that something
- Add the juice of one lime, or half a lime if you are a wimp
- Add “some” ground ginger. Err on the side of caution (I like a lot, but that should be no reflection on you.
- Add two dessert spoonfuls of yogurt
- Top up with orange juice. I generally advise against the stuff with pulp as cleaning that out is a hassle, particularly by hand.
- Use the blender to liquidise everything.
- Remove and rinse the blender attachment immediately. Dried on smoothie is a bitch to clean off.
- Decant some smoothie into a glass. Enjoy.