Sunsets and Strawberries

The past few days have certainly been a good indication that Summer is finally on it’s way.  Brighton is at its best in the sunshine, and everyone seems to be happier and friendlier than usual.  On days like this, the last thing I want to be doing is slaving away in the library; at least my walk there is made a little better by the thousands of happy yellow daffodils that have popped up on campus.  

Hot, sunny days always make me want a smoothie.  Today was no different and I ended up making my first smoothie of the year.  I usually throw all sorts of fruits in and hope for the best (peaches, kiwis and raspberries were my particular favourites last year).  Today I had to be a little less adventurous and go with whatever was in the fridge, and this happened to be strawberries.  This is more of a milkshake than a smoothie and SO simple, but also very tasty!  I very much made this up as I went along and didn’t pay enough attention to quantities, but below is a rough guide!  I would have also liked to have added ice cream, but I’m still trying to find a nice lactose free one.  Thankfully the yoghurt did a good job of thickening it up.

Strawberry Smoothie/Milkshake
A handful of fresh strawberries, 5 or 6 large-ish ones
A pot of strawberry yoghurt
About a cup of milk

  • Wash, hull and halve the strawberries.
  • Blend all ingredients with a blender and serve immediately!

Easy additions to this one would be some vanilla or blueberries.  I’m really looking forward to making up lots of different fruit combinations over the next few months; I just hope the sun comes back after my dissertation deadline so that I can enjoy it properly!  Some more Summer sunsets like this would be lovely!

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