Monday, March 19, 2012

Pumpkin & Banana Smoothie

I am gonna bombing you with another so-refreshing-smoothie after that Monster!

I am seriously get hooked with some blended smoothie, which filled me instantly!

I wanted Avocado Smoothie last night. But...they weren't on stock...

So, i re-united with my love, Pumpkin - I was having a love affair with this sweetheart last time : )

I  also made that crunchy thingie to accessorize my love...Arrghhh!! i could even snack on'em individually!!

Pumpkin & Banana Smoothie
Serve 1
Smoothie Ingredients:
1 cup Butternut Pumpkin, peeled and steamed until soft
1/2 medium ripe frozen Banana
200 ml unsweetened Soy Milk
Honey (or Maple Syrup or other sweetener of your choice)*optional*

N.B : i didn't put any sweetener and it was already so good!

Method (Smoothie):
  • Skin butternut pumpkin, steam until soft, set aside, chilled
  • In a blender, add in soy milk; frozen banana; and chilled pumpkin
  • Add honey (or Maple Syrup or other sweetener of your choice) if neccessary *optional*
  • Blend in high speed to a smooth texture
  • Tranfer to glass 
  • Top with almond crunch (see below)
  • Serve immediately

Roasted Almond Crunch w/ Honey and Cinnamon
Makes 30 gr *approx* (1 handful)
Handful of unsalted Roasted Almond (you can make more definitely)*
1 tbsp Honey
Sprinkle of Cinnamon (1 tsp approx)
Oil for brushing

  • Preheat oven to 150'C
  • Using mortal and pestle, grind almond coarsely
  • Add in honey and cinnamon, combine
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper, lightly grease with olive oil
  • Arrange almond mixture on the baking tray and oven-roast for 10-15 minutes ( or until it turns darker)**

*Roast almond first until it turns brown before combining other ingredients if you are using raw almond
**While roasting the almond, keep watching the oven temperature carefully as they get burn easily

I burnt all my almond crunch on the first batch!! : (

Watch out!


Mochachocolata Rita said...

that looks absolutely delightful!

charlotte said...

Ooh do you have a recipe for avocado smoothies?? I've been dying for some but can't find any cafes selling them in HK!