I love cooking, I really do. Brownies, cakes, cookies, any kind of pasta dish or anything with courgettes/mushrooms and I'm there. Recently Ive been making use of an old blender we were given that has been sitting on top of our fridge for the longest time (don't worry, I gave it a wash). & I have become addicted to a whole new world or fresh smoothies and milkshakes! Have you ever blended up cookies and chocolate icecream to make a cookie milkshake. I have and let me tell you it was BEAUTIFUL. I'll share that with you soon too. 

I've become a ninja at spotting reduced fruit that I can chop up and shove in the freezer.. or just go and make a smoothie from immediately.. any excuse eh? ;) Just last week we scored a pineapple, some oranges and kiwi's for £1.50 from asda as they were on offer at 50p each! The pineapple and oranges were some of the sweetest fruit I've ever had. don't forget markets and green grocers either, the one closest to us isn't always the cheapest option but we can find some great bargains most of the time.

This particular smoothie made use of my recent fruit haul and was delicious, I would have normally used almond milk or whatever we had on hand but we had nothing in! I also usually add a handful of spinach to most smoothies as you can't taste a thing but this time I completely forgot. doh! Expect a tart/sweet citrus taste from the orange and pineapple and also a creaminess from the banana and yogurt (I used my new favourite flavour - coconut!).

Makes 1 generous serving
Half a frozen banana
1 orange, peeled.
1 handful of frozen blueberries
1-2 handfuls pineapple
2-4 tablespoons coconut flavour yogurt

Greens such as spinach or kale
Ice cubes
Almond milk, cows milk, coconut milk.. basically anything you have to hand. (instead of the water)

Get out your frozen fruit 5-10 minutes beforehand so it thaws a little while you get everything else ready. Add all ingredients to a blender except the water and blend away until smooth. While blending slowly add the water or whatever liquid you are using until you reach the desired consistency.

I can't wait to share more recipes with you, nothing too complicated though, I'm not a 'professional' food blogger ;) If you have any smoothie suggestions I could try, please let me know in the comments or tweet me! @helloannabel :)