After a delicious but calorie laden sweet, I thought of posting a healthy but just as tasty treat. This simple and sugar free smoothie used to be my afternoon snack when I was child. Well, to be honest my mom would not put ginger in it (this is my own twist to the recipe) as “exotic” spices were not so common in Italy at that time. I used to love it. My mom used to make smoothies (frullati) with all kinds of fruits, but the banana and pear smoothie has always been my favourite. Try it… it is a delicious and healthy snack.
Ingredients (this recipe makes 1 big glass):
1 medium glass milk
1 small banana, peeled and chopped
1 pear, peeled and chopped
1/3 tsp ginger powder
Put all the ingredients in a mixer.
Blend them for a couple of minutes or until they are well combined. Your smoothie should be creamy and slightly frothy.
A quick note… Paolo from Quatro Fromaggio honoured Manu’s Menu with yet another award! He gave it to me with possibily the best motivation ever. He said: “I’m happy to have the opportunity to give you an award, as you are the true binding force that unites half a world of bloggers”! Isn’t that flattering?? :-) Thank You Paolo, grazie mille! For whom among you who do not know his blog yet, you should absolutely check it out. He writes about all the misrepresentations of Italian cooking in North America, where he lives and you will also find lots of very interesting and informative articles on Italian food and culture. Check out Quatro Fromaggio and you will be hooked!
As I have received a few awards lately and have just shared 7 things about myself, I will skip this part (sorry guys!). If you missed the last 7 things I shared, you can find them here and you can also hop over at Sandra’s Easy Cooking to read my little interview along with my guest post.
Time to pass on the award… this time it is going to go to some of the latest blogs I have discovered and loved:
Gina from SPCookie Queen
Jamie from Wokin Time
Jill from Dulce Dough
Juliana from Simple Recipes
Kate from Diethood
Lyn from My Lil Messy & Cheeky
Marsha from The Harried Cook
Purabi from Cosmopolitan Currymania
Sawsan from Chef in Disguise
Spice from Spicebuds
Have fun browsing among mouthwatering recipes and pictures! And thanks again Paolo from Quatro Fromaggio!
On a completely different note, I have a little piece of news regarding the blog. I am thinking of creating a new page called MsM in your kitchen (the name is tentative though). As all you bloggers out there know, there is nothing more flattering that knowing that someone else (even better when it is someone whose food and site you love) has remade one of your recipes! I recently had this honour a few times and I thought it would be a nice idea to feature these recipes on my site. So if you have made any of my recipes, please send me a picture of the final dish to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll publish it on this new page with a link back to your site. You can do this even if you do not have a site/blog and I will put your name on the picture. Feel free to write a little comment on the final outcome (both good or bad… hopefully there will be more good reviews… hehehe) and I’ll add that to the page as well. So… what do you think guys? Should I go ahead and create the page?