Sunday, 1 February 2015

Middle Eastern inspired afternoon snack smoothie

4pm is one of those in betweeny sort of times.  It's too late for lunch, not early enough for dinner, and if you eat anything too substantial it'll spoil the next meal.  That's what happens when you have brunch at midday really (which was delicious by the way, creamy spinach and leek omelette with chorizo courtesy of Fego's).

So, what to do since I also can't really be ar*ed to cook anything right now on top of all the bits and bobs of prep for the week going on in the kitchen at the mo.

The answer?  A delicious mid afternoon snack smoothie/milkshake thing.

Serves 2:

2 bananas
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (ish, clearly I didn't measure it)
dessert spoon almond butter (peanut would work as well)
3 pitted medjool dates
dessert spoon honey / maple syrup (I used manuka honey)
1/2 tspoon cinnamon
1/2 tspoon nutmeg
pinch saffron

Just whiz it all up.

I normally put cinnamon in my smoothies but decided to add the nutmeg and saffron today as I just fancied a slightly more sort of sweet, comforting, warming eastern sort of a twist.  And it worked!  I could have got away with a bit more of it as well but didn't want to use too much just in case.

I don't have a picture as we drunk it all up straight away.  It was yummy and certainly filled the in betweeny hole in our tummies without spoiling dinner a few hours away.  If you make it yourself you can see what it looked like ;)

Happy weekend x