Thursday, 13 August 2009

Lots of fun.

Hello, firstly a Thank you to April over at Cupcakes make the world a better place for the lovely gifts she sent through the post as a Pay if Forward. What did I recieve ? Lets take a look,

A lovely drawstring bag ( I love pink), a Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle Tart (smells wonderful, I have to keeping picking it up to have a smell) and a cross stitch of my name with magnets on it. Oh and a cup cake post card. Thank you so very much April.
In a bid to increase the fruit consumed by the children we decided to make smoothies. My son is not what I would call a fussy eater but there is a huge list of things he thinks he does not like, when he tries to taste them he puts them on the tip of his tounge and then claims to dislike it. So we decided to make Old Fashioned Lemonade, I admit that this was probably too bitter for little taste buds but my daughter loved it. I didnt really follow a recipe but we squeezed the juice from three large lemons,

Squeezed the juice from one orange.
Put this in a jug and added some honey disolved in water (honey syrup)for some sweetness.
Then we put in cold water until we got the taste we were looking for. You can add more or less honey syrup or water until you get a taste you like.
Serve with lots of ice and a slice of lemon or orange.

We also made a smootie using fresh strawberries, one banana and one orange peeled and cut into segments. You whiz it all up in e blender and here you have a delicious healthy drink. We made up a second batch and have frozen them into lollypops for the children. My son turned his nose up at first as the drink appeared to have bits in but he eventually tasted it and loved it .

This was taken this morning when we took the dog for a walk on the beach nearby. What a lovely way to start the day, the kids collected sea glass to add to the collection.


lisa ridgeon said...

Your lemonade looks very tempting, i'm just too lazy to make it myself! I've never got on with smoothies as i find them too thick to drink but well done you for making them. My eldest would gulp them both down, especially the smoothie!

Enjoy your summer. X X

Jackie said...

Smoothie ice lollies sounds just the right thing to tempt little ones to eat more fruit ~ I must try it out myself. I love the Pay it forward goodies too :O)

smilernpb said...

Everything you made sounds yummy.

Sadly I have a very fussy eater too, but he WON'T try anything that he thinks looks suspicious, healthy even! lol


periwinkle said...

I'm lucky in the fact that my 2 love fruit and G won't leave the fruit shop without a carrot - they don't even charge for them now lol ... We've collected quite a bit of sea glass too :-)

Levin (and Emily) said...

oh i love the frozen smoothie idea - we often have smoothies in summer - usually mango, orange, strawberries and banana - yum yum yum.
this summer I'm going to freeze some too!