Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label Smoothie


Six refreshing coffee drinks for the first days of summer

There’s no coffee lover who can do without a cup of their favorite drink — even on the hottest summer days. But you don’t have to make your usual coffee; you can make a cold coffee drink instead! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a mixer or shaker because a common fork will perfectly accomplish this task. Professionals recommend to put at least one third of a cup of ice in your drink.
1. Classic Iced Frappe
INGREDIENTS double espresso 1/3 cup of ice 100 ml (3.3 fl.oz.) of milk sugar or chocolate syrup chocolate sprinkles, coffee beans
PREPARATION 1. Crush the ice cubes using a blender, or you can wrap the ice in a towel and use a rolling pin to crush it.
2. Pour the crushed ice in a glass.
3. Take a separate bowl and use a shaker or a fork to mix the espresso with sugar, syrup and milk.
4. Pour the frappe in a glass with crushed ice.
5. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and coffee beans.
2. Chocolate & Peppermint Pleasure
INGREDIENTS 50 ml (5 fl.oz.) of freshly brewed coffee 100 g (3.5 oz) of da…

WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

STRAWBERRY AND CHIA SEED SMOOTHIE BOWL

Strawberries, yogurt and chia seeds along with a hint of chocolate are sure to get your morning off to a great start!
Looking for a new, healthy and delicious breakfast idea?  Smoothie bowls fit that description for sure. Strawberry yogurt smoothie and chia seeds make up the base.   Fresh strawberries, chocolate chips and more chia seeds make a flavorful and crunchy topping!  It is so much more fun to eat a smoothie with lots of goodies on top, right?
My kids went crazy for these – which is a win in my book.  With zero refined sugar, this is a breakfast I can totally get behind.  Actually we enjoy these smoothie bowls as a snack too, it’s really great any time of day. 
It might look a little fancy,  but it’s easy to make I promise!  Even if just for yourself, it is fun to make a pretty breakfast every once in a while 🙂  My family had the discussion about whether or not it is worth it to make your food look nice before eating it.  Especially for just one or two people.  I am not at that …

ENERGY BITES

Full of many healthy goodies, peanut butter energy balls are exactly what you want to be snacking on! 
Introducing – The easiest snack you’ll ever make!  Made with all healthy ingredients and refined- sugar free.  These energy balls will satisfy all your late afternoon cravings.
This same recipe exists already on the blog, deep down in the archives.  Actually one of the first things I ever shared here on The Well Floured Kitchen.  I had made square energy balls, which is still an option.  Yet, most people are looking for round energy balls, so I thought it might be time for an update.
I did change one thing about them.  The amount of honey has been reduced to 1/3 a cup.  I was so happy to find that they are still sweet enough to appease my nagging sweet tooth.  Also, did I mention the hint of chocolate?  I used a couple tablespoons of my Navitas cacao powder – my favorite and I highly recommend it.  But these can definitely be made with any cocoa powder you have available.
They are so sim…

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIES

Finally, a smoothie I can embrace.  Although I make smoothies all the time, I never drank one until now.  Much to my dismay, I do not love fruit.  Why oh why do all smoothies have fruit?  I do tolerate a certain amount for my health, but it is not my favorite.  (BTW, this has been very helpful in growing adventurous eaters.  If they see you continuing to try a food you are not crazy about, they will be encouraged to do the same.)
But now that I’ve found a new way to enjoy a smoothie without fruit, I am excited by the possibilities.  I am on a mission for “fruitless” smoothies, or maybe just ones so tasty I don’t notice a bit of fruit. Check out that straw!  Do your kids love to drink from a straw?  Mine do, but I hated throwing away all those bits of plastic.  Stainless Steel Straws have been a great eco-friendly alternative.
This smoothie tastes just like a cookie, but it is naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey.  Yum!  The sweetness will depend on your brands of peanut butter an…