5 May 2007

Smooth

I bought a Braun minpimer yesterday. I don't know what minipimer means but as far as I can see it's an hand-held blender. For the inauguration this morning I made a banana and kiwi smoothie (see photo). I used banana, kiwi and a little milk. I think you can add ice too, maybe in the summer that would be nice.

I'm not sure the kiwi option was the best choice - loads of seeds, including the inevitable one stuck in my teeth for hours after. I love smoothies with strawberries. Just strawberry, or strawberry and banana. Must buy strawberries. Any other good fruit smoothie mixes? Dimmi tutto.



Although I eat loads of veggies, I rarely fancy fruit so this is a good way to eat more fruit. I eat loads of tomatoes though, aren't tomatoes fruit? Anyway, I think we'll do some veg pureè with the new gadget and try doing a zabaglione too. I've never had zabaglione but I'd like to try it. It sounds like a Rocky Balboa kind of dessert with raw eggs and sugar being the main ingredient.

13 comments:

Max said...

Delina could be useful to have a "Top 10 recipes" list!

I will post some recipes..

BecsLifeOnline said...

Forest fruits smoothies are nice... You know, blackberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants etc.

Pola said...

minipimmer has no meaning neither in italian...i thought i was some form of english slang!

Kataroma said...

I have one of those minipimmer things too. I use it a lot - for creamed soups, pesto, hummus and also smoothies. Yum.

Delina said...

Max, my number one I think would be strawberry and banana. I've just got back from the supermarket with strawberries in hand.

Becs, forest fruits sounds like a great idea. Right up my street.

Pola, maybe it's a German word? Or maybe Braun made it up? But when shopping for my minipimer I noticed that other brands were called minipimer too.

Kataroma, fab ideas! I'll be experimenting.

J.Doe said...

Strawberry and banana smoothies sound real good! Enjoy your minipimmer!

Marmite Breath said...

Delina becomes Delia? Mmmm, smoothie sounds wonderful right now. :)

Anonymous said...

Banana and orange is a delicious combo too, my favorite! Use frozen strawberries (as well as fresh)instead of ice. Try adding frozen yogurt or sherbet too. You can also add pineapple to the banana/orange smoothie for a bit of a tropical taste. I second the forest fruits smoothie!
I use a super heavy duty blender here in the US.
Enjoy!
The Smoothie Queen

Delina said...

J.doe yeah strawberry and banana is yum.

Thanks for the great tips Smoothie Queen. I can see why you are called the Smoothie Queen :)

Marmite, I might have to change my name to Delia if I become too much of a pro with the ol' minipimer - watch this space.

JennDZ said...

I love mango smoothies -

water, yogurt, mango, nutmeg - simple and delicious.

Another good one-

Fig or date smoothies

figs or dates, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon

I love me a good smoothie!

Cath said...

I gave up on my minipimer as whatever I did, I seemed to always end up with half the ingredients stuck to the ceiling! What's the knack?

american girl in italy said...

blueberries make a great smoothie, and are so good for you! I like the frutto di bosco with banana, straw e banana, or blueberries and banana. I also like to add a spoon of vanilla yogurt. I just started using soy milk, I thought I would try it, and in a smoothie you can not tell the difference. it was delicious! I still have yet to actually *drink* plain soy milk...

Anonymous said...

does anyone know where I may purchase almond milk in Naples?