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Simple Banana Smoothie

With banana’s in season, this is a great and simple recipe, especially for toddlers! This is great to get some goodness into them and my boys smash this stuff up!! Great if you’re time poor and you just want them to have full tummies and not much clean up!! This is fantastic for the whole family!

 
Add all ingredients to the bowl
 
Mix 1 minute/Speed 9
 
Quietly drinking…YUM!

Simple Banana Smoothie

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 500 grams milk
  • 30 grams yoghurt
  • 20 grams LSA (ground Linseed, Sunflower seed and Almonds)
  • 20 grams maple syrup (optional - I add it if the banana's aren't that ripe)

Instructions

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Add all ingredients to the bowl - mix 1 minutes/Speed 9.

Chocolate/ Dessert/ Drinks/ Thermomix

Hot Chocolate (with Real Chocolate!)

With HEAPS of leftover Easter eggs, and with the chilly Autumn nights, this hits the spot!

You can create different flavour combos with diff chocolates – dark, milk, white, caramel, choc-mint, bounty, cherry ripe, toblerone…the options are endless!!

 
Hot Chocolate (with Real Chocolate!)

You could blitz the chocolate first, however I love my hot chocolates at night (when the boys are sleeping!) and blitzing chocolate in the Thermomix gives the most offensive noise so I rather not!! I find that Speed 2 is the max I can go without the mixing being too loud! The chocolate will mix through in the 5 minutes with the heat and milk – if you’re making a bigger batch, and you can still see chocolate bits after the 5 minutes, just add an extra minute or so to the time 🙂 






 
Add 50 grams chocolate (per serve)
 
Add 250 grams milk (per serve)
 
 
Mix 5 minutes/80 degrees/Speed 2
 
For froth: mix 5 seconds progressively increasing the speed up to Speed 7.
 
Dust with cocoa/drinking chocolate to serve

Hot Chocolate (with Real Chocolate!)

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Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 50 grams chocolate (of your choice!)
  • 250 grams milk (of your choice!)

Instructions

1

1. Add all ingredients to the bowl - mix 5 minutes/80 degrees/Speed 2.

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2. For froth: mix 5 seconds progressively increasing the speed up to Speed 7.

Notes

Note: you can double/triple/quadruple this recipe



Chocolate/ Dessert/ Drinks/ Icecream/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Doughnut Milkshakes

WARNING: THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!
The latest craze on social media lately has been doughnut milkshakes! Chocolate milkshakes topped with a cinnamon sugar encrusted freshly cooked doughnut…mmmm!!
Doughnut Milkshakes
I’ve been busting to try it at the few places around Sydney, however it is way too hard to lug around 2 x 1 year olds and the double pram that doesn’t fit in these hipster style cafes 🙁 ….soooo thought I’d make it at home!!
There are generally 2 different doughnut recipes – 1. A sloppy mixture that goes right into the deep fryer (however I’m not a fan of deep frying) or if you have a special doughnut shaped baking tin, OR 2. A bread dough like texture where you can cut it with a doughnut shaped cutter, however the last time I used my doughnut cutter, it ended up in a massive fail (http://thermotwinning.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/doughnut-muffins.html)
So I thought I would use the doughnut muffin recipe (sloppy mixture) and use the mini round baking pans (from Kmart, that I used a few days ago with the Pizza Pockets http://thermotwinning.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/pizza-pockets-adult-and-baby-mushroom.html) to create large hole-less doughnuts.
DOUGHNUT MILKSHAKES
A. DOUGHNUTS
Thermomix Recipe:
Non Thermomix Recipe:
Note: I tripled the amount of butter, sugar and cinnamon for the topping as the recipe coats just the top of the muffins, however I coat around the whole round ‘doughnut’ shape
Method:
1. Once the doughnut muffin mixture is made, divide the mixture between 6 x mini round baking pans, and bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Spray oil on mini round baking pans
 Fill with doughnut mixture
2. Once baked and straight out of the oven and still hot, take the doughnut muffins out of the pans and placed it on a wire rack on top of a tray (as it is still really hot from the oven, I used paper towels and my long-ish nails to protect my hands from the heat).
 Straight out of the oven…
 …then onto a wire rack on tray and brush with butter
Coat the top in cinnamon sugar,
brush bottom and coat with cinnamon sugar
3. On the wire rack, brush the with melted butter, up turn it into the cinnamon sugar then brush the bottom of the round doughnut shape then turn it back around to coat with the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with all round doughnuts.
 Doughnuts
B. CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE
You can use any milkshake recipe, however this is what I made:
Serves 2
Ingredients:
400 grams milk
20 grams Hershey’s chocolate syrup
100 grams vanilla icecream
130 grams frozen custard (or you could use frozen milk or ice cubes – I always freeze excess custard as it is great to thicken up milkshakes)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste/extract
Method:
1. Add all the above ingredients in bowl and mix 45 seconds/Speed 9.
 Milkshake
C. DOUGHNUT MILKSHAKE ASSEMBLY
1. Melt a tablespoon of Nutella in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds, and spread onto the top of 2 x glasses. Dip and press into chocolate sprinkles.
Melt Nutella
Spread on the top edge of the glass
Roll in sprinkles
2. Roughly pour chocolate syrup into the sides of the glasses and fill with the milkshake.
Pour chocolate syrup in the inside sides of the glass
Syrup on the inside sides of glasses
 Pour milkshake in
3. Pierce through the centre of the round doughnut with a chopstick.
Pierce centre of Doughnut
4. Place the doughnut on top of the glass and place a straw through the doughnut hole.
 Doughnut Milkshakes
I decorated with chocolate chips and topped the straws off with a chocolate chip so that you get a chocolate chip crunch with your first sip (…my husband called them chocolate nipples!)
 Doughnut Milkshakes
As I noted previously, this is not for the faint hearted and definitely an adult ‘treat’ food. We both went into eating/drinking this after a long few days of sick babies and wanted to treat ourselves to something super indulgent, however I was on a sugar high and felt like I was on drugs after 2 bites of the doughnut and half the milkshake!!!!!!
Drinks/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Cold Kicker Drink

This is a great remedy to kick that cold in the butt!! The cayenne pepper is fantastic, really hits the back of your throat and feels like it’s killing all the bad bugs in there!!

You can use 1 or 2 lemons/knobs of ginger/garlic cloves – the more, the stronger – I use more when I feel really really blah (and sometimes add a little bit more honey to compensate!!)

Add all ingredients to bowl

Cook for 5 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2

Either drink with the ‘chewy’ blitzed bits (these bits are great for you!), or you can strain before drinking.

You could either put it in jars and keep in the fridge. I pour this into a big jug and drink it throughout the day at room temperature.

Cold Kicker Drink

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Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 lemons (cut in half)
  • 1 - 2 knobs ginger
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves
  • 25 grams apple cider vinegar
  • 60 grams honey
  • A pinch or 2 of cayenne pepper
  • 1000 grams water

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add lemon, ginger, garlic, vinegar, honey and cayenne pepper. Blitz - 10 seconds/Speed 9. Scrape down.

3

Add water and cook for 5 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Drink as is (with the chewy bits) or strain.

5

METHOD (Non Thermomix):

6

Blitz lemon, ginger and garlic in a food processor or blender.

7

Add water, vinegar,honey,cayenne pepper and blitzed lemon, ginger and garlic to a medium sized pot, and bring to the boil.

8

Drink as is (with the chewy bits) or strain.

Drinks/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Super Fruit Slushie

It’s always hard to meet your required daily dose of fruit and vegetables in your system.
This fruit juice tastes like a sweet fruity slushie. A super healthy delicious drink for the whole family!
Super Juice Slushies
Usually, Thermomix juice recipes require fresh fruit/vegetables with added ice. The ice in the Thermomix enables the fibre to homogenise into liquids and makes it a really smooth texture (unlike juicers or the ‘bullet’ type juicers which results in a floating layer of brown foamy mushiness). The Thermomix breaks down the fibres so it isn’t stringy or gritty. Thermomix blades rotate at 10,700rpm. So the blades are blitzing right through the fruit/veg 10,700 times just to make this fruit slushie, given that this takes 1 minute at the max speed 10! (No, I am not a consultant lol)
 
Instead of adding ice, I FREEZE the fruit and vegetables in ready to go zip lock packs, so that:
1. It’s more convenient because who could be bothered cutting up fruit/veg every single time you want a juice,
2. The fruit and vegetables become the ‘ice’ required to homogenise the fibres into liquid, and
3. The juice isn’t ‘watered down’ by frozen water when it can be just pure fruit/vegetables/coconut water
Pre-Packed Ziplock Bags ready for the freezer
I usually have a cutting/chopping session of fruit and vegetables into 12 x ziplock bags, each with 550 grams of mixed fruit and vegetables. The quick and easy recipe is as follows:
SUPER SLUSHIE
Ingredients:
550 grams frozen mixed fruit and vegetables*
1 tsp Chia Seeds (can be added to the pre packed bags before freezing)
650 grams Coconut Water
Makes approx. 2 large glasses for the adults (and a little more for the boys). I also sometimes make it up in the morning and keep it in the fridge to drink throughout the day.
Method:
Add the frozen bag of fruit/veg/chia seeds, with the coconut water in your Thermomix bowl. 
 
Place your lid on with your spatula in the lid hole instead of the MC.
 
Set your Thermomix to 1 minute/Speed 10, with your spatula in, constantly stirring.
*The mixed fruit and vegetables that I use include:
Fruit:
  • Red Apple
  • Green Apple
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Rockmelon
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
Vegetable:
  • Celery
  • Fresh Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Kale Leaves
  • Spinach Leaves
You could add whatever fruit or vegetable mix you want including ginger, however I have omitted that to be more ‘kid friendly’. You could also put banana in there, but I prefer to have ‘juicier’ type fruit and veg in there so it is more refreshing.
I call them slushies, as when the fibre of the fruit/veg is blitzed with its juice, it has more of a slushie texture than a juicey one!
Keep your spatula in and stirring while it mixes!
Yummy Slushiness