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Mmm… Pear and Banana Milkshake

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Yesterday I talked about how I’ve been trying to drink more water, including my Flavoured Water. I admit I haven’t been great at it so far this year, but I’m going to keep trying! What I do find a lot easier is drinking milkshakes and smoothies! They have a few more calories than water, but at least they are a lot better for me than diet coke!

This one is one of my favourite discoveries…

Pear and Banana Milkshake:

Pear and Banana Milkshake at Jennifer Grace Creates

You will need (this makes approx two drinks):

4 kids fun size pears or two normal size pears (should be soft to blend easily)

1 banana

300ml milk

2 tbs of honey (adjust to how sweet your tooth is!)

 Pear and Banana Milkshake at Jennifer Grace Creates

Peel and chop the pears and banana, put all the ingredients in a blender, and whizz!

It’s so easy to make. We’re going to be drinking lots of these. They certainly were a hit with this little miss:

Pear and Banana Milkshake at Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Make and drink a fruit milkshake or smoothie

Scrapbook about a drink or food you’ve recently enjoyed

Use a yellow and white colour monochromatic project

Do you drink milkshakes or smoothies? What’s your favourite combination?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again soon,

Jennifer x

Your Craft & Soul Events

Flavoured Water To Cleanse The Palette

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Good morning!

We’re starting the day off with a quick refreshing drink!

Flavoured Water To Cleanse The Palette:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

My word for the year is ‘cleanse’, and when I made a layout about it in January (see HERE), one of the things I wanted to focus on was drinking more water. I drink too much diet coke and orange squash which are full of artificial sweeteners, and I want to try and decrease that!

So I started to look for ideas to make water more interesting. I found THIS RECIPE at ‘A Pretty Life’ which looked easy enough for me to handle! I changed it up to use what I had to hand though…

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used 1 orange, 8 medium strawberries, and two pineapple slices from a tin.

First I half-filled my jug with ice cubes (star and x shaped ones!):

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I added enough water to just about cover the ice, and put the the chopped up strawberries, orange, and pineapple in on top, and mixed it about a bit with a chopstick:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

I also added a teeny bit of pineapple juice because it was right there in front of me, but only a little as I didn’t want the water to go too cloudy.

I left it for about 20 minutes to mull, then poured it into a glass, using a spoon to make sure I got a couple of fruity bits:

Flavoured Water at Jennifer Grace Creates

At this point the water didn’t taste that different, just a bit tangy, the fruit was nice though. I left it for a couple of hours after that and then had another glass, which was lovely! I need to start doing this every morning when I wake up… and trying different flavours!

Are you good at drinking water to stay refreshed?

Be Inspired:

Go make some flavoured water or a healthy smoothie

Use some fruity products on your next project

Try a transparent / icy technique on a papercraft item

Are you feeling bright and energised this morning? There’s lots and lots more to come today!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again in an hour!

Jennifer x