Now and again, I find myself halfway through the day and hit by a sudden lethargy. Sometimes it’s from being inside and sitting in one place for too long, which can happen quite often when you’re working as a freelancer. Recently, the high pressure and warm temperatures that these crazy windy storms have been bringing hasn’t been helping either! So, when I find myself in that situation, I turn to the kitchen for an energising kick and smoothies can be just the thing.
The problem with smoothies is the most commonly used ingredients are usually berries, which are generally expensive, or even very expensive (think blueberries). This has often put me off making them. Today, however, I decided to give it another go and came up with a new, very cheap and delicious recipe, which also conveniently uses the recipe I posted yesterday!
170g (a small tub) plain yoghurt
75g frozen pumpkin puree balls (if you don’t have any, you can use room temperature pumpkin puree, but you will need to refrigerate it before drinking if you want it cold)
1 tbsp water
2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
A dash of nutmeg
Put all the ingredients in the blender, except the sugar and nutmeg. I recommend using a jug blender for this, but if you don’t have one, you can use a hand held blender and a jug (you might want to let the pumpkin soften a little before blending it, in that case). Blend until the pumpkin puree balls have disappeared completely. Taste and add the sugar and nutmeg, adjusting the amount to your personal taste. Blend again briefly. Serve.
I really enjoyed making this recipe as it was so quick to make and tastes great. I hope to be posting some more smoothie recipes soon, in sha Allah.