I love the Naked Chef: Smoothie Recipe

11 01 2009

I’m not sure I can handle his energy live.  I am sure that I would never have wanted him in my classroom, but there is something so adorable, fun and vibrant about Jamie Oliver and it is reflected in his recipes and his cooking.

I have been lucky enough to eat at the bar at Fifteen in London.  Everything was fab and I believe my husband and my mom were enjoying even sampling the salt!  It was a while ago so I don’t remember precisely what we ate, but I do remember the breads being divine.

Tonight we made his fresh pasta recipe and it was delicious paired with grandma’s home made Pound Ridge, NY pesto.  I decided to check out his other recipes and couldn’t resist sharing this one:

Jamie Oliver’s Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

• 1 banana
• 2 ripe mangoes
• 400ml can coconut milk
• zest and juice of 1 lime
• a pinch of cardamom seeds, pods and husks removed, seeds pounded
a handful of ice cubes

to garnish
• a little lime zest
• freshly ground black pepper

Peel the banana slice it. Peel the mangoes, remove the pit and roughly chop the flesh. Put the fruit in a food processor or blender and blend together with the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you blend the mixture really well, then pour the fruit smoothie into a tall, chilled glass. Sprinkle over a bit of lime zest and some freshly ground black pepper. Drink straight away.

Bon appetit. ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)

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