If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I am a big fan of my juicer. I love drinking fresh juice. There’s nothing better than starting the day off with a whole heap of fruit and veggies. Then anything bad that passes your lips later on in the day doesn’t quite feel so bad!
So I was really excited with Lactofree got in touch and asked if I’d like to have a go at making the perfect summer smoothie. Even though I’m obsessed with juicing, I’ve not actually really done much with smoothies. Which is a bit weird, as the two are so closely related.
With the amazing, glorious, please-stay-forever weather we’ve been having, I figured a refreshing, sweet smoothie was just what the doctor ordered. So I had a bit of a dabble and this is what I made!
Victoria’a Minty Kiwi Dream
1 handful of fresh spinach
A few mint leaves
Good helping of cold Lactofree
I love kiwi fruits. They have to be one of my favourite fruits out there (see my favourite kiwi juice recipe here). I thought I’d combine them with some mint to create a really refreshing, zingy smoothie. The banana helps to add some thickness and sweetness, and the spinach adds some extra flavour and a whole host of extra nutrients.
Using Lactofree instead of traditional milk is a great way of getting the flavour and calcium benefits of milk, without any bloating. I am a big bloater (please don’t shout that at me in public though!). I don’t get it all the time, but sometimes even the tiniest drop of normal milk can bloat me out. I don’t generally touch the stuff anymore as there are so many alternatives out there. Lactofree is a great choice because it still tastes just like normal milk.
Have you tried your hand at making any of your own smoothies? What’s your favourite recipe? Let me know below so I can try them out too!
I love this quote. There’s so much to smile about in life, even if you’re having a rubbish day or are in the midst of a massive crisis.
There’s always something you can find to smile about – the fact that it’s not raining, the sun on your face, looking forward to a holiday or day off, meeting up with friends or family, or even managing to get the last biscuit out of the biscuit tin before your partner/colleague/mum does!
Have a great week and keep smiling!
I’ve mentioned a few times that I am RUBBISH with eyeshadow. It’s just not something I’ve ever really taught myself how to do. The rest of make up is pretty easy – get some foundation and slap it on, get some mascara and slap it on… there’s not really any skill to it.
But I’ve wanted to be able to do eyeshadow properly for ages. It makes such a difference to the overall look if you’ve got really nice, well blended eyeshadow on.
So with this in mind, I decided I needed to buy myself some proper kit. So really the choice was obvious – the Urban Decay Naked3 eyeshadow palette. It’s all I ever read about on other beauty blogs, so I figured it would be a good place to start.
I’ve got a load of Pinterest tutorials pinned in my Beauty & Make-Up board, so am going to use those as a starting off point for my learning.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress!!