Sunday, 14 April 2019

Strawberry, plum and orange juice

As I sadly farewell the summer fruits, I have to remind myself of the bounty of autumn. It has been really busy at work which means less energy for eating well.  This juice has been the mainstay of our breakfasts lately.  It it an easy start to the day and an easy way to get more fruit into our diet.

I am relieved to finally be in the midst of holidays.  It is wonderful to have lots of time to catch up with friends and family, to clean and bake, to head out to the shops and cinema (we enjoyed Wonder Park).  Yet there is much to do.  The days go quickly and I am still grateful for the juice.  Rather than waking early and rushing to get out of the house, we are rising later and being a little slower to start the day.  This juice is very good for these sort of lazy days too. 

The juice does not need an electric juicer but is made very easy with a high power blender.  I think the ice helps keep it from getting too intense but you could always add still or fizzy water.  I love it nice and cold with the ice.  Sylvia likes to spoon the froth off the top before she drinks hers.

And now that we have started to make hot cross buns, it means that if I am focusing on baking, I can quickly whip up the juice and get back to my buns.  The juice also goes very well with a warm buttered hot cross bun.

More fruity breakfasts at Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Baked figs on toast
Baked porridge with raspberry and apple (v)
Blueberry, banana and oat smoothie
Breakfast smoothie bowl (gf,v)
Cranachan-style breakfast parfait
French toast served with baked rhubarb, strawberries and banana (v)

Strawberry, plum and orange juice
serves 1-2

juice of 1 orange
1 black plum, diced
4-5 strawberries, diced
1 very generous handful ice

Blend (preferably in a high powered blender) until smooth.  Drink immediately.

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  1. This sounds like it might be a bit on the tart side for me so I don't know if I'd make this. I have loved this season's plums though.

    1. Thanks Lorraine - I actually find it quite sweet enough and worry that if the fruit gets too ripe it would be too sweet. I think if orange juice is sweet enough for you this would not be much less sweet than that!

  2. Stunning colours.

    Enjoy your break, I feel for you :) I have a long Easter w/e coming up and want to be proper lazy , but its booked with things...


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