This week we spoke to Scandi food writer Signe Johansen about her beautiful book, Scandilicious in our Interview in The Hot Tub … but there’s no point in telling you about mouth-watering, healthy recipes unless you have a chance to try them as well! So in her Raspberry, Vanilla and Ginger Smoothie Johansen, shows us how to kick start your day the tasty way!
“It’s a smoothie that packs a real punch on mornings when your tastebuds need a jolt: adjust the amount of fresh ginger to taste, depending on how fiery you like your smoothie, and if you don’t have any vanilla yoghurt, use plain yoghurt with a dash of vanilla extract instead.”
Ingredients: Makes two servings
Just put all the ingredients in a blender, blitz until smooth and drink immediately!
* Experiment with different fruit combinations – instead of raspberries, why not use blueberries or blackberries? Ripe mangoes, peaches and nectarines are delicious in this smoothie and passionfruit is always a winner, but kiwi is most definitely not as it goes a horrible sludgy colour when mixed with orange juice!
* If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, try almond, walnut, cashew, brazil or macademia nut butter.
* Instead of ginger, play around with other spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg or even chilli (it may be a bit too fiery for some in the morning, but if you like Bloody Marys then why not?).
* Ring the changes by using apple, pomegranate, blueberry or cranberry juice instead of orange. If you like your smoothie quite tart, as I do, try adding the juice of half a lemon – it works really well with the ginger.
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