After recently breaking yet another blender, I have had to go without my regular Saturday morning smoothies for a couple of weeks. After experimenting with a number of different ingredients and combinations over the past couple of years, I have finally got to the point where the taste (and texture) is accepted and loved by all the family. The biggest advantage of this is that I am able to pack so many healthy ingredients in and still make the smoothies taste like a treat for the kids. Here is a link to some of the combinations I use. I always ask for feedback from my daughter after trying a new combination of ingredients. If the response is “best smoothie ever dad!” then I know that the others will love the taste too.
There’s nothing quite like the taste of the first home grown tomatoes for the season. The supermarkets don’t even come close to the sweetness of our vine ripened tommy toe cheery tomatoes. This year we had to wait another couple of months due to the colder start to summer. But it was worth the wait – we now have a couple of handfuls home grown tomatoes ripening every day. The kids make sure they don’t stay on the bushes too long, but we still have plenty left over for our salads.