I have this thing called the taste: health ratio. It's a bit of a food mantra that I try and live by. Basically, my theory is that you very rarely find something that tastes good and is healthy. You are invariably going to sacrifice either taste, or the health aspect. For example, Melissa's chocolate-chip cookies. Tastes amazing but will make you fat. Fact. Watercress salad. Boring, but almost zero calories. So I spend my time trying to find ingredients that score well in both categories. I try and cook meals that score well in both categories. Luckily, I have found plenty of answers. Most of them taste so good I eat them happily - the fact that they are so healthy is just a bonus. One of these things is smoothies. I f-ing love them. They are so easy to make at home and the beauty of them is that you can throw in any combinations of flavours you want. My only rule is to pick what's in season as the main ingredient. So here's a recipe to get you started...
Stuff you'll need to make 2 large smoothies:
- 1 pomegranate
- 2 small tubs of fat free yoghurt
- A handful of your favourite nuts (raw)
- A handful of raspberries
- A dash of honey
- Half a cup of milk
- A few ice blocks
What to do:
1. Empty the yoghurt into a blender and add all the ingredients except the pomegranate.
2. Cut the pomegranate in half. Empty the one half's seeds into the blender by hitting the back of the fruit with a wooden spoon. Get aggressive her, you need to give it a good smack to get the good stuff out. Squeeze the juice out too. Empty the other half's seeds out and put them aside.
3. Blend everything together. When it has the right consistency, pour into two large glasses and garnish with the remaining pomegranate and maybe an extra swirl of honey if you want it.
Drink it up. It will taste awesome and you will feel amazing knowing how good it is for you.
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