Sunday, 3 July 2011

vegan pasta pesto salad

vegan pasta pesto salad by girleatsparis
vegan pasta pesto salad, a photo by girleatsparis on Flickr.

yesterday's lunch: a vegan pasta salad with wild rocket and pesto made from fresh herbs from the balcony. Replaced the pinenuts and parmesan cheese with roast hazelnuts.

Happy Sunday Morning Wakeup Call!

Need an extra incentive to get you out of bed on Sunday morning after partying the night before ? This juice has everything you will help clear out your system while still giving you the energy you need to make it through Sunday! Himself really needed this kick start this morning!

I always have bananas in the freezer, a tip I picked up from Nigella Lawson, I normally buy them almost black in the discount section in the fruit and veg shop, then chop them up into 2 inch pieces. This means as well that your juice or smoothie is nice and cold without adding ice cubes which can dilute the taste.

(Serves 2 - you can easily freeze half for next Sunday morning!)

You will need a juicer for this recipe.

1 mini water melon or a quarter of a large one
1 tablespoon of honey
2 tablespoons fromage blanc (or normal yogurt or soy yogurt or soft tofu)
1 and 1/2 frozen bananas

To make:

First juice the water melon by cutting it into chunks small enough to go in juicer.
Blend with all of the remaining ingredients and serve in a large glass and serve straight away.

While it is better to serve straight away to retain the nutrients - yo can also freeze for later.