Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Smoothie

For a festive treat I created this alcoholic smoothie with Mike's Chocolate Milk Stout, lemonade and frozen strawberry and rhubarb compote.  A little bit naughty but nice.

Per person:

Christmas Smoothie

1/3 cup of Mike's Chocolate Milk Stout (chilled)
1/3 cup of Lemonade (chilled)
1/3 cup of Frozen Strawberry and Rhubarb compote

Whizz together in a blender
Pour into a wine glass
Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve immediately.

And here's the recipe for the compote which we had chilled for Sunday breakfast. I adapted it from 'Everyday Dish".  There was some left over so I suddenly had the idea of blending and freezing the leftovers for a smoothie.

Rhubarb, Strawberry and Orange Compote:

6 red stalks of rhubarb cut into 5 cm lengths
2 punnets of strawberries (halve strawberries if large)
2 tablespoons of  balsamic vinegar.
1/3 cup of brown sugar
Juice of 1 large/2 small oranges
1 orange very finely sliced (a lemon was used in the original recipe)

Mix and put in a large ceramic dish or in a baking dish lined with baking paper. Arrange the very finely sliced orange decoratively on top.
Roast until soft for about 20 minutes until the fruit is soft but not falling apart. Leave to cool.

Delicious served with yoghurt and muesli.

Or if you want to use this compote for smoothies remove the orange slices as the skins can be bitter. Then blend the compote and freeze. Use in the Christmas smoothie recipe.

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