It’s that time of year again, when we all begin to get a little bit excited over the slowly warming weather and sunny sun. Well I know I certainly do, especially when it comes to the time when I can wear normal shoes up the field, rather than wellies!
Over the summer just gone and the spring of this year, I started to walk with my dad and Wilfy to our field every morning and most afternoons. I’ve come to learn most names of the trees in the field; Willow, Silver Poplar, the fruit in the orchard; damsons, oranges, and the birds around us; nightingales, buzzards. I’m beginning to identify what animals are creating the holes and burrows in the ground: badgers, moles, rabbits, hares, voles, foxes etc.
So I can now celebrate with great enthusiasm alongside my dad as the Blackthorn has started to blossom: finally!
How beautiful is that?!
So I may have got really really excited and bought a load of fresh fruit and veg; anyone up for a smoothie and juicing marathon?
I AM….. PICK ME!
So here are a list of new yummy juicing ideas (click here for old inspiration) – if you don’t have a juicer, you can always turn these ideas into a smoothie (just add some yogurt, fruit juice or lemonade to the recipe and that will usually taste pretty yummy!)
Or just look at the pretty colourful pictures cause they look super yum 🙂
Apple, Kiwi & Strawberry Juice
Big handful of strawberries
Other fun combinations I’ve made:
Mango, pineapple & pear
Nectarine, apple & orange
Peach, pear & kiwi
Now here’s an unusual twist to my post…
You get a small amount of pulp when using our juicer, and since I hate waste I had a good think about how I could use this leftover mush (I have yet to test it in any baking recipes!)………..
We have a pet lizard called Gizmo and it’s only just occurred to me that he would just LOVE this fruit pulp!
Other than munching on crickets, Gizmo loves mashed up fruit, and we usually just feed him baby food, but now he is absolutely loving this fresh fruit…. and here’s the little monster himself!
Bet you weren’t expecting that on a foodie blog post!