08 August 2014

Apricot Melba Smoothies


Usually raspberries are paired with peaches for melba, but I had six big, ripe and juicy apricots, so here we go Apricot Melba Smoothies.

Fresh, fruity and vegan, so we all enjoyed them.

 

The freaky cute little guy on the right is one of Cooper's darlings. She's called Ellis Yoohoo. Yes Cooper certainly has a knack for naming his cuddlies.  He thought Ellis Yoohoo should be in the shot since she's pink too. So who was I to argue?

Cooper thinks he is quite the photographer now. When we were on holiday I let him use my new Olympus E-PL5 camera, the one I was supposed to be learning to use. I think he may well be a wee bit more advanced with it than I am. Hmmmmmmm!

Here is the boy wonder with my camera.


And here are some of his photos. As you can see Cooper has his own ideas for subject matter. Mostly scooters and motorbikes with the odd person thrown in.

  

And now back to the smoothie. I teamed apricots with raspberries, vanilla bean paste, Graham's dairy free Koko coconut milk and some agave nectar as the raspberries were a little tart. You could of course use milk and honey.

I whizzed up our smoothies in seconds in my Optimum 9400. It blends such a smooth smoothie from fresh fruit almost instantly.

If you are in the market for a new blender, don't waste money on a cheap one as the motors just run out. I know. Been there.

The Froothie Optimum 9400 is on at a special price of £329 at the moment, which is a hefty drop from the £500 - £600 price tag that other high spec blenders have and they aren't even as powerful.

I have a special code for any readers who buy a blender through my link. Use the code 'Special Ambassador Offer' and you will get another 2 years warranty. Pretty cool huh?







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Apricot Melba Smoothies
A smooth fruity smoothie with a hint of coconut. Slurp!
Ingredients
  • 170g raspberries
  • 6 ripe apricot, halved and stoned
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1-2 tsp agave nectar (optional)
  • 500ml light coconut milk
  • plenty of ice cubes
Instructions
1. Whizz up all the ingredients until smooth.2. Pour into glasses and add a straw.3. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 4-6 smoothies

Here are a few more apricot and raspberry recipes for you to try:



Disclosure: Froothie sent me a blender to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

ps I love my Froothie!

20 comments:

  1. Ohhh, the pink eyes of Ellis... kids' toys that they just ADORE sometimes are so ridiculous. My sister STILL has a monkey she leaves on the bed. SHE'S eighteen!!! I swear she keeps it just because it annoyed us all so much, the ugly thing. ☺

    Photography boy is quite good! The juke box and that one picture of the girl's sweet face are wonderful. Also, PASTRIES! The boy has good taste.

    It vexes me indeed how my nephews - 5 and 6 now - are WELL more advanced on all technologies than I am. SO unfair!

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    1. Haha I sent him to take photos of the cake, although he did have on. I like that the staff got in on the photos and pulled faces behind him.

      And yes so advanced!

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  2. Gorgeous ingredients in this :) and the photos with the cute stuffed toy are adorable.

    Your boy has a good eye!

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    1. Thanks and well those were the best of the photos, there were also lots of walls, car bumpers and motorbike wheels.

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  3. I love apricot nectar so this sounds great to me - and love hearing about cooper with the camera - soon he can take your food blog photos for you - and I am surprised there are no photos of the ceiling or floor - sylvia loves those :-)

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    1. Yes there were plenty of those too Johanna, but he took a few good ones, so I thought I would include the best of the bunch. It['s quite interesting to see things from a child's perspective.

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  4. Oh I must try this out Jac, I am really enjoying the Froothie and cannot wait to try out lots more things with it when I get back from holiday. Your apricot melba smoothie is a must try on my return, bring on the fruit and the coconut milk, yum!

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    1. Have a good holiday Laura. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)

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  5. Yummy sounding recipe, I am sure my little man would love this

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  6. love the combination in Peach Melba. This would be perfect for freezing as ice cream or lollipops too I imagine. Nice pic - my daughter is not quite as imaginative about names for her pet toys. Largely they are called Rosie for some strange reason!

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    1. That could get confusing if she has nearly as many as Cooper.

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  7. Thanks for the link Jac. I have just made another delicious sweet in my Optimum 9400 which I will be sharing shortly. Loving your smoothie!

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    1. Yes, I just saw it. Need to go over and look :)

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  8. Love peach melba things, especially if they are healthy like this. Slurp!!

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  9. Here is another Apricot Smoothies. Enjoy it
    Apricot-Strawberry Smoothie
    2-4 apricots
    1 apple
    ½ cup strawberries
    2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
    1 whole carrot
    1/2 – 1 cup water

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    1. Oh that does sound good. Thanks for that Owen :)

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    2. I like every smoothie that includes raspberries. Can you tell me what other milk can be used instead of coconut? Soy milk maybe?

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  10. Wow...such a great smoothie! It looks delicious! Coconut, apricot and raspberries...I must try it! Greetings! :)

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