Day three after my teeth extraction surgery: My mouth is still a little bit sore and I still can’t touch solid food. But I’m sick to death of soups in cans and packaged mousses.
Luckily, I’d stocked up my fridge the day before the surgery with strawberries, kiwis and mandarins. There was also the end bit of a cucumber, an avocado, and a couple of green apples leftover. Today is a lovely warm day, more summer than spring, so what better time than now to whip up a yummy hand blended fruit juice?
Fresh Hand Blended Summer Fruit Juice.
- Two green apples
- A handful of strawberries (I used about six really large ones. No, seriously. They were like mutant strawberries!)
- One sweet mandarin (divested of any seeds)
- A cucumber (I didn’t use much, just the end bit that was left in my fridge)
Roughly chop up the apples, strawberries, mandarin and cucumber into small, blend-able pieces. Blend the fruit pieces with your hand blender in batches, adding water where necessary to help ‘liquefy’ the process and make blending easier.
With this recipe, the strawberries and mandarins are pretty soft and mushy with lots of juice, so I didn’t need to add a lot of water.
And there you have it – a refreshing summer berry juice. Easy!
Tip: You can also use almond milk or yoghurt to make this juice into a smoothie!