Sunday fun-day. I’m spending the day planning next weeks posts. I’m sitting here enjoying my morning coffee, happy that the A/C is working. I’ve been sleeping and writing on the couch the last week or so because my bedroom and my home office are like a 108-degree oven ready to bake whatever or whoever comes through the door.
Working in this heat ain’t easy but we have to make do with what we have. This calm summer Sunday I’m planning on making a refreshing smoothie yogurt drink. I didn’t use to be a smoothie lover, but as time past by it started to grow on me. Even though I don’t drink a lot of smoothies I do love the few recipes I’ve created this spring/summer and the more I drink it, the more I like smoothies in general. If you have a smoothie recipe you want me to try, or if you have any smoothie related questions, just ask and I will reply.
Today’s smoothie recipe came pretty easy, I had a little of this and little of that and I thought that a good smoothie is what I need to get through this summer heat. The result was good. I followed my gut and I tasted along the way and in the end, it tasted really good. Being a home cook is a lot about trying out new stuff, finding out what goes well together, and what’s missing and when it’s too much of something.
I woke up this morning, with a mission. A mission to create two smoothies that were perfect for a hot summer day. I was ready to spend the day in the kitchen, failing over and over again before reaching the result I was looking for. I surprised myself when I got it right both times on the first try. I think the reason I sometimes am what I like to categorize as “lucky in the kitchen” is that I trust myself more, I follow my gut and trust my instincts. It takes time to trust your instinct, trust your gut. It takes time, and your instinct is not bulletproof, you will still fail hundreds of thousands of times but you get one step closer to not being afraid. If I go out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and are trying out something I know I’ve failed to accomplish many times before I easily begin doubting myself. I get nervous, I think of all the things that can go wrong, and what went wrong the last time. But the trick is to use your fair against your fair. Jump into the challenge head first. Do the things you are afraid of over and over again until you have control over the dish, and the dish doesn’t control you. It’s harder than it sounds, I’m still struggling with the fact that I’m learning how to make sauces this summer and I’ve failed countless of times but if I give up I will never learn how. The conclusion facing your fears, keep going and never stop cooking. The more you cook the better you get. Even the best chefs and cooks in the world learn something new every day. The thing about cooking is that you can never learn too much, there will always be something new to learn. For some that might seem a little frightening but don’t let the fear get to you. Keep cooking, keep learning. From a life/kitchen lesson to today’s recipe.
Ingredients you will need to make Hetty’s berry&yoghurt smoothie;
5 Ice cubes
2 Cups frozen strawberries
1 Cup raspberries
4 TBS yogurt ( plane)
2 Cups cranberry juice
2 TBS Sugar
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes or until the ice is crushed and you reach a smooth and ice cold smooth consistency. When the smoothy is done pour it into two serving glasses. You can garnish with berries on top and a couple of straws to get a more fresh look. Serve them as is, ice cold. Perfect for any occasion, a pool party, family dinners, or simply just a refreshing drink in the summer heat to cool down. I hope all of you loves this recipe as much as we do.
I hope everyone has an amazing Sunday so far, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for a new post.