Saturday 22 December 2012

Passion Thriller

From Miracle Juices, Charmaine Yabsley and Amanda Cross, Hamlyn, 2001.

The name of this drink certainly didn’t inspire me to make it; rather it turned me away. However when I read the ingredients (melon, cucumber, avocado and dried apricots) it sounded interesting enough to try.

Half a honeydew melon and one large cucumber were juiced. A small avocado was added with 100g dried apricots soaked for 10 minutes. A tablespoon wheat bran was added (though wheat germ was called for). This all went into the blender to get a churn or two.

The mixture became very thick so I juiced some more of the melon and added this. It was still too thick to drink and had to be spooned instead.

The ‘drink’ was rich in vitamin E, zinc and iron so you could almost feel it doing you good. It was flavoursome and not too sweet, while the dried apricots added a little texture to the mixture.

This is another book dredged up from the unused section of the bookshelf. It was obviously one of those titles bought in a rush of enthusiasm and then not really used. Now that the effort has been made I shall probably use it a little more often.

Taste: ✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔

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