22 February 2014

St Clements Smoothie

St Clements Smoothie

I adore my latest smoothie creation, St Clements Smoothie!

I do love citrus fruit. On their own, in a dressing, flavouring a cake or dessert, in yoghurt, as a juice or in a smoothie.  This time I went for two of the best and a nursery rhyme immediately sprang into my head as soon as I put oranges and lemons together.

Oranges and Lemons Song
photo: "The Pictorial World", Agnes Rose Bouvier (1842 - 1892)
"Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clements,
 
You owe me five farthings, say the bells of St Martins,

 
When will you pay me, say the bells of Old Bailey,
When I get rich, say the bells of Shoreditch,

 
When will that be, say the bells of Stepney,
How should I know, says the big old bell at Bow,

 
And here comes a candle to light you to bed ........"


I just hope you don't know the rest of the song. I'm really not a violent person!

I do remember playing that game as we sang the same song in the playground as a child. Did you play it too?

I made this recipe using my beloved vitamix, but if you can't afford one of those then pop over to the Yeo Valley website where they are giving away a Compact Power Juicer from Cuisinart – worth £100 along with their new Limited Edition 0% Fat Orange, Carrot & Mango Yeogurt.

Orange, Carrot & Mango Yoghurt
I can confirm  the new yoghurt is most yummy, especially for a 0% fat yoghurt. In fact I think the new yoghurt or Yeogurt as they call it must have inspired me because I have been making a lot of orange and carrot smoothies for Cooper and I since I tried it.

My St Clements Smoothie doesn't have carrot in it, but it does have oranges and lemons and it is slurpilicious! Cooper gave it his stamp of approval too.

Get juicing!


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St Clements Smoothie
St Clements Smoothie
A fruity smoothie with a gorgeous citrus flavour. Slurp!
Ingredients
  • 4 easy peelers
  • 3 red apples
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Yeo Valley 0% Greek Style Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions
1. Peel the fruit.2. Blend the fruit with the orange juice, lemon juice, yogurt and honey. If you are using a juicer, juice the fruit then whisk, blend or shake in the other ingredients. A tupperware jar with a tight lid would do the job nicely.3. I like to add ice cubes when I am blending the fruit, but if you are juicing the fruit, then just add the ice to the glass.4. Enjoy!
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Yield: 4 glasses




Top 10 Smoothies 

For more inspiration check out my Top 10 Smoothies and Top 10 Shakes over at Baby Centre. They are just as good for big people too. Some of my ultimate shakes and smoothies are in there.

Also check out these delicious smoothies from two of the nicest bloggers around.



Name: Kellie
Blog: Food to Glow
Location: Edinburgh

Kellie is a food blogger, but she is also a health educationist and nutrition adviser for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and she really believes in  making the most of plant foods for their taste and potential cancer-fighting properties. Her belief shines through all her recipes, which are super healthy and instantly make you drool!

Here are a couple of Kellie's Smoothies:




Kale, Sour Cherry & Cocoa Smoothie
Pretty Green Tea Smoothie


Name: Helen
Blog: Fuss Free Flavours
Location: London

Helen really believes in including lots of fruit and veg in her meals as part of a healthy diet. In fact she whizzes up a smoothie for herself every day. She totally loves her vitamix too and there are always lots of yummy drinks on her blog.


Here are a couple of Helen's smoothies:


Blackberry & Apple Green Smoothie



Strawberry & Coconut Smoothie





Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Yeo Valley to promote their competition. They provided me with a juicer and some yoghurt to create my recipe. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


36 comments:

  1. It sounds really delicious. I'll have to try making more smoothies for my daughter as well.

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    1. They are great for kids. I think it really helps boost their immune system.

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  2. I need to start using my vitamix more. I feel that I don't use it to its full potential...however, your smoothie looks so bright and cheerful!

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    1. I use mine a lot. It's a great piece of kit.

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  3. First, I have to say that I am so proud of you.... I bought the recent vegetarian living in my IMS store in Leuven & read about your blog at the vegetarian blog awards,....yeahhhh. I really love your blog & am happy to say that you are my friend,....yeahhhh. Xxxx 😊 your smoothy looks divine. 😉

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    1. Wow, I didn't realise it has such a worldwide readership. Thank you for your kind words Sophie :)

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  4. I wish I didn't destroy my plastic blender by crushing ice in it (or rather crushing it with ice), silly me! They look sooo droolworthy!

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    1. Ahhhhhh, yes, that wasn't the best idea. Only powerful blenders can cope with ice. We all live and learn. I've done things like that in the past and I once blended the blades safety covers while using my mother in law's food processor. Whoops!

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  5. Your smoothie sounds delicious. I've never tried citrus and dairy together in a smoothie, I always thought it would be an odd combo, but I'm definitely going to try this it sounds so refreshing. GG

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    1. No, it really works well GG. If you think about how nice citrus yoghurts are. Same kind of flavours.

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  6. Love your recipe- and I could make itusing soya yoghurt ~(which I will tomorrow- well worth a Sunday dash to Waitrose... :)

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  7. I love the flavour combo. I am all for citrus flavoured smoothies.

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  8. I'm not a smoothie drinker, but I think they are a great way of getting cooper sized people to eat plenty of fruit...and I love orange and lemon flavours together

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    1. They are a great way of getting nutrients into wee ones. Pity you don't like them Fiona.

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  9. I love citrus too. Love the sound of the new yeo valley yeogurt - will have to hunt that down

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  10. Having grown up on smoothies, I've only rediscovered them in the last year or so. They are so delicious and such a good way of getting all sorts of healthy things into us. Your St Clements smoothie sounds good, but I don't have a juicer, so am rather limited to the fruit and veg I can add.

    That nursery rhyme brought memories flying back - we used to play that game in the school playground too - very nice!

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    1. They are good. So you remember playing that too. We tend to forget all about these games as adults.

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  11. Thanks for mentioning me Jac,

    Lovely smoothie! We really enjoyed the new orange, carrot and mango yoghurt too.

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    1. That's ok Helen. You were the first person I thought of when I was thinking "who makes smoothies?".

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  12. I do love smoothies, but never seem to make them that often! This one looks amazing! Karen

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  13. Brilliant.I love smoothies but must confess that I don't make them as often as I should. I wish I had a Vitamix but in the meantime will just have to get my blender down from the tall cupboard so it's a more visual reminder!

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    1. Yes, that is a good plan, because you know what they say. Out of sight, out of mind

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  14. Your smoothing looks like sunshine in a glass.

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  15. love the song oranges and lemons - especially if you sing all the verses - and I love your straws. I am not familiar with "easy peelers" does this mean clementines or mandarins or oranges?

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    1. It is a type that was blended and peels easier, but any of these would do.

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  16. Delicious, I love the orange & lemon combo too.
    Janie x

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  17. Oh that does sound very slurpilicious indeed! I sooooo dream of a Vitamix, must be lots of fun. Lots of other lovely smoothies to check out too.

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  18. My grandad used to teach me this song and we often sang it at school going round in a circle with someone getting "a chop off the head" - unless I'm mixing it up with something else!

    I so wish I'd taken a Vitamix when I had the chance. I would love to make smoothies and a hand blender doesn't quite cut it with some ingredients.

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  19. No that is the one Sarah. Yoou really must be kicking yourself about the vitamix. Maybe you should get in touch with them, although you may have to sell your soul in exchange for it.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x