Friday, 5 February 2010

raspberry and walnut smoothie

i was browsing the net for healthy smoothie recipes, and after getting loads of ideas, i've been experimenting. today's was really, really nice actually.

i soaked a handful of walnuts in water for 24hours, to remove the bad stuff, and make them much softer. i couldn't find any clear evidence on how long and whether i should soak them, but i didn't think it would hurt so much, as they tasted pretty bad to begin with (after soaking they were much sweeter and nicer, and less 'off' tasting, some think they taste bland, but i prefer them this way).

i put the nuts in the blender with about 2 cups of water, and blended up until really smooth. i strained it through a straining bag (the one i use is meant for jam, but it works just perfectly here too) and then put the strained 'milk' back in the blender. i popped in a handful of frozen raspberries, a squeeze of agave and a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and then put the blender on for about a minute, until it was really smooth.

then i put it into my favorite cup, and drank the lot pretty quickly!

ps. doesn't it match my new coat colour pretty well?

pps. if you want to see a video of what's in my fridge, then check out my Youtube channel!

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