Hi everyone !
I’m here to introduce my new home-made food obsession: Smoothies!!
I’ve noticed a pattern in my eating habits at home – I tend to get really obsessed about something, and I’ll crave it literally all the time. I’d look forward to going home to eat it, even to waking up to eat it. And usually, I never look forward to waking up!!
I’ve gone through this phase with my Banana Nut Crunch and Cranberry Almond Crunch cereals with milk, as well as with yoghurt. Then when I discovered my concoction of iced coffee with milk and no sugar (home-made version of kopi C kosong peng, hehe), I drank it every single day, without fail. Sometimes twice a day; I couldn’t help myself, the cravings were too strong!!
And now, I am happily mad over thick, chock-full-of-vitamins, refreshing smoothies ♥♥♥
Initially, the plan was just to use up the leftover buttermilk from the buttermilk scones I made before it expired, as well as the blueberries. Since I didn’t have time to bake another batch, and incidentally, my mum bought a bunch of bananas, I decided to make smoothies – a quick, simple and fuss-free way to make full use of all the ingredients!
And the smoothie turned out -amazing- I was in love with it, but had to hurriedly gulp it down after taking a few photos, as I was going to be late for class.
This really is an easy and satisfying breakfast for busy mornings, where there is simply no time to sit down and enjoy a proper breakfast. You don’t even have to spend time chewing! It does require freezing bananas the night (or even up till a couple of weeks) before, but the smoothies can be made in 3 minutes tops!
I chose to freeze bananas instead of adding ice cubes because it definitely does make the smoothie a lot richer and smoother (hehe no pun intended) – no ice crystals that crunch along when you’re drinking. The real taste of the fruits isn’t diluted as well.
A note: Remember to peel the bananas before you put them into the freezer! I forgot to do that, and had to spend time using a knife to shave off the frozen banana peel that was stuck to the flesh :< (Hence the blunt sides of the banana pictured above). How silly hahaha this was why I was slightly late for my lecture but I don't think the profs will welcome this excuse..
This definitely makes mornings a lot happier 🙂
Here’s the recipe that I used: (Makes 2 large cups, my mum drank the other cup :>)
2 medium-sized banana, frozen
3/4 cup blueberries (can be frozen too, if you like)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 to 1 tbsp honey (optional, omit if you like your smoothies less sweet. The bananas do already add a whole lot of natural sweetness)
– Throw them all into the blender and blend till smooth. So easy!
Blueberries can be substituted with any other kinds of fruits. (Awesome combination suggestions include strawberries, papaya, mango, even avocado!) Or even just a plain ol’ Banana Smoothie is great as it is. I personally like using bananas as a base, but I really would like to try other interesting combinations as well like blueberry orange, pineapple strawberry – there are endless possibilities!!
Buttermilk can be substituted with yoghurt or even milk too. 🙂
My new obsession ♥
I had a banana smoothie this morning – ♥♥♥
That’s all for now !
Let me know what you guys have for breakfast 🙂 Or whether you have any foods you’re/you’ve been obsessed over!
I’ve also decided to do a post about the different types of cream used in cooking/baking, because I was so confused when I first started out ! Heavy cream, thickened cream, cooking cream, whipping cream, pure cream ?_? Sour cream, whipped cream, table cream, sterilised cream ??? Made me go crazy standing at the dairy section of the supermarket trying to figure out what I needed.
Watch out for the next post then!! 🙂