We had a bit of a strawberry ‘glut’ the other day of 10 whole strawberries. It might not sound like much but if you only have two plants in a teeny window box, 10 strawberries ripening on the same day feels like you’ve hit the strawberry jackpot!
A friend of mine commented yesterday on a photo of my beginners’ green juice recipe on Facebook declaring all green juice to be a “vile, vile thing”. In spite of the alarming colour, you can of course significantly alter the taste depending on which leaves and other ingredients – melon, pear, lemon, ginger, blueberries, honey… – you use but good to know that there are some vocal juicing-sceptics out there! I’m still going to continue on my juicing journey in the hope of improving my health and boosting my immune system but I dedicate this pink one to my friend (and any other green-juice-haters before they start hating on my wall…).
This is a deliciously thirst-quenching smoothie and the black pepper is an unusual addition that balances the sweetness of the strawberries perfectly.
Watermelon & strawberry smoothie
Makes 4 small tumblers
– 1kg watermelon (skin-on weight), skin & seeds removed and cubed
– 10 strawberries, hulled
– juice 1 lemon
– black pepper
Put all the ingredients except the black pepper into a blender and blend until smooth. If desired, add ice and pulse again for a slushie!
Serve in glasses with a few grinds of black pepper on top.
Source: Recipe and photos by pip & little blue.