So you know when you first have a baby and the first foods to wean them on are avocado and banana smashed together. I never tried it until now! But I can see why babies like it. I incorporated these two wonderful superpower food ingredients into the smoothie for today with blueberries full of antioxidants but to add a slight kick with a strawberry cordial running through it!
Such a creamy consistency. Blend yourself one…sit back and enjoy your weekend! Much love D x
Half an avocado
1 small banana
Handful of frozen blueberries
200ml diluted strawberry cordial drink
Blitz well in a blender or smoothie maker. Add water if you like it more juice like
We are going to have pizza tonight, so an hour before I decided to line my stomach with a fresh minty and fruity smoothie. This way I’ll feel a little less guilty knowing that I have fruit in my tummy before I consume huge amounts of pizza yumminess!
1 small banana peeled
1 pear sliced into chunks
A few sprigs of fresh mint
1 cup pineapple juice
Blitz all the ingredients in a Nutri Bullet or blender until smooth
Serve with some ice or add a little water if the smoothie is too thick
I found this excellent recipe last February and made them for my toddler for his first Valentine’s day. The cookies retain the heart shape so well and the jam sits very cosily in its given place. A crumbly cookie with sticky soft strawberry jam. I should have waited to post this for Valentines but couldn’t wait to share the love!
By the time my husband came home that Valentine’s evening all the cookies had been consumed by me and my little one! That I ended up baking a chocolate fudge cake for him the next day for his belated sweet valentine treat! The recipe of that particular chocolate cake will be shared very soon!
It was my baby son’s 1st birthday this week and I couldn’t wait to bake him his first birthday cake. I didn’t want anything too sweet with icing or chocolate as I am reluctant in him having a lot of sugar at such a young age. So I decided on the next best thing…a fruit cake with fresh cream. What has made this cake even more special is that only a few days ago as a family of four we went strawberry picking at a local farm and it is this picked fruit that I have used in this cake. More to our surprise we have been very lucky with the raspberries as they are the sweetest we have ever tasted and have made this cake even more delicious! Here’s to my baby’s first birthday and lots and lots of cake yummmm!!!
1 large punnet of raspberries
1 batch of sweetened whipped cream(below)
Sweetened whipped cream recipe
1 cup of double cream
3 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 190c gas/170c fan/gas mark 5. Line with non stick baking paper and grease 20cm sandwich cake tins. Cream together sugar and butter until mellowy yellow and fluffy. Mix in the flour, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Combine well.
2. Separate mixture equally between the two tins. Smooth the surface with a spatula and bake for 20-25 minutes. Check that the cake sponge is golden brown and springs back when touched. Cool both sponges on a cooling rack
3. Meanwhile whip cream, when it gets thicker add the icing sugar and vanilla extract, whisk well.Make sure the cream has a soft peak consistency. Put in fridge
4. Remove non stick baking paper on both sponges. Place one sponge on a plate and spread jam and the cream evenly. Then arrange the strawberry slices
5. Put the second sponge on top of the filling. Use a palette knife to evenly distribute the sweetened cream (from the fridge) onto the top sponge and gently arrange the raspberries on the whole surface, being sure not to leave any gaps
Chill in the fridge until ready to eat