Hello everyone and welcome to the first Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge for 2012! I hope you are all doing well.
The first challenge for 2012 will be
Smoothies and cold drinks!!
Since it’s so hot in South Africa and you need something to cool you down, I thought I would make this fortnight’s challenge smoothies and cold drinks.
The prize for the challenge is a Food Lovers Smoothies and Juices recipe book!
These stylish recipes will help feed your passion with a collection of delicious smoothies and juices that are easy to prepare and a feast for the eyes. Whether you are making a refreshing drink for a summer day, a tempting aperitif or an accompaniment to a light lunch, you will love these delicious and nutritious mixes.
My example is a pineapple, mango and carrot smoothie.
To make this smoothie the following:
Preparation time: 10min plus 20 min standing time
2 large carrots, peeled
1 1/4 cups/ 300ml cold water
1 mango, peeled and chopped
2/3 cup/150ml orange juice (I used pineapple pulp instead)
1 Grate the carrots and put into a bowl with the cold water. Cover and leave for 20 minutes. Or if you have a juicer you can juice the carrots.
2 Put the mango into the blender with the orange juice or pineapple pulp. Pulse until smooth.
3 Hold a sieve over the blender and strain the carrot juice into it, discarding the shredded carrots. Or add the carrot juice. Pulse again to combine.
4 Pour into two glasses and decorate with what ever you like.
I just added a few strawberries.
I can’t wait to see what smoothies and cold drinks you can come up with!
If this is your first time here, this is how it works:
-You can link-up using your blog or if you don’t have a blog, e-mail your entry to me.
-Create a post on your blog with the recipe and at least one picture of the finished product.
e-mail the recipe, with at least one picture of the finished product and I will enter your recipe in the challenge (remember to come back and check out your entry).
-One recipe per person/blog please.
-You are allowed to have help with your baking.
-Please use the blue frog below to enter. Be sure to add the link to your direct blog posting/recipe and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier to find your recipe.
-Please comment on at least 3 other entries.
-Each recipe needs to be linked back to Heidi’s Crafts or has to have the button in the post.
-This is a fortnightly challenge, you have two weeks to enter.
-Entries need to be linked up by Monday the 31st of January for this Smoothies and cold drinks challenge.
-After the challenge has closed, I will announce the entries in a separate posting and you will be able to vote for your favourite recipe.
-You are all allowed to advertise anywhere you like for people to vote for you, on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
-I will have a personalized blinkie, specially for the Winner. As well as the PRIZE!! I ship anywhere in the World!
-Age doesn’t matter, from little girls to grandmas are welcome to enter!
-The aim of the challenge is to encourage mothers and grandmas with their girls to enjoy making food in the kitchen, to share recipes, find new ones and have lots of fun together!