Iced pineapple and flowering teas. Today has been a day of drinks. Having dashed in a huge circle around town in search of charcoal coloured paint and a post office that was open. On my way home I bought a pink of milk in a bid to make my own latte instead of spending five times the amount on a take away cup. The satisfying ritual of grinding my own beans and heating the milk slowly in a saucepan.

After coffee flowering tea and then this afternoon, the most refreshing juice. A twist on a Juicmaster favourite, it might well be in one of the many juice recipe books, but I just grabbed whatever was laying about today and had a happy success.

1/2 a medium pineapple
1/2 an unwaxed lemon
1/2 a lime (peeled)
2 royal gala apples
1 sprig of fresh mint
1 hand full of ice
(You could also splash some vodka or spiced rum in there for a weekend drink!)

Juice the apples, citrus fruits and pineapple (in that order) in a juice extractor. Put the fresh fruit juice, ice and mint in a blender and blend until smooth with a frothy top, pour, garnish and drink. So refreshing and yummy. x

  • Suzy Quinn

    And such a lovely color! Sounds great, will try. Have been meaning to tell you for sometime how much I like your blog. Always interesting ideas and beautiful photos. Thank you from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA!