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I'm shaking all over!

Yes, it's quite true.

It's freezing here in Scotland, so I am literally shaking, but the shakes I'm talking about are of the milky variety.

I've made smoothies for Cooper since he was a weaning baby, but making milkshakes is a new craze in this house.

Earlier this month I shared my Chocolate and Avocado Super Shake with you and today over at Baby Centre I shared the Top 10 Milkshakes for Babies and Toddlers, although to be fair they are perfect for most adults too.

Today's fresh shake is mango and apricot with a pinch of spice. I used frozen mango chunks and a tin of apricots in juice that I was getting sick of looking at in the cupboard. I think a PR sent them to me when I was trying out a recipe for them and they have sat there glaring at me accusingly ever since.




If you are wondering about the fat lump on that straw, it's a banana pop. Never heard of them? Cooper has a post where he shows you how to make them with step-by-step photos, if you're interested.

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Mango and Apricot Milkshake
A healthy shake made with simple ingredients and a hint of spice.
Ingredients
  • 400ml milk (or soy milk)
  • 1 x 400g tin apricots in juice
  • 12 chunks frozen mango
  • 1 small banana
  • a pinch of ground ginger
Instructions
1. Slice the banana and pop in a blender or food processor along with the mango chunks. Also add the apricots and the juice they come in.2. Add milk and a pinch of ginger, then whizz until smooth and serve. 3. Enjoy
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Yield: Serves 4-6


Now for a more adult drink.

It's my hubby's birthday today and Waitrose kindly sent me some Champagne to celebrate as well as some birthday pieces. I decided to make him a Ginger Mango Champagne Cocktail, but it didn't go to plan.

I whizzed up some fresh mango with apple juice and then I topped it with some ginger beer and some champagne.

It tasted good, but it separated and I just couldn't get the head on the champagne to stay for more than about 10 seconds, so crappy photos and a bit of a disastrous recipe.

Hey ho, we'll just have to drink the rest straight!

If you want to make a rather more successful champagne cocktail, head over to Waitrose where there is a collection of Champagne recipes that won't go wrong. They also have a selection of Champagne recipes for savoury dishes and desserts that would be perfect for Valentine's Day.

Disclosure: Waitrose sent me some Champagne, party accessories and a photo frame for Graham to enjoy on his birthday. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own. 
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