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The Summer of Love - 50 Years On!

The Summer of Love - 50 Years On!

London to San Francisco with Sounds and Smoothies

This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with smoothies and a cheesecake specially designed as a reminder of those heady days of 1967.

For (the most of you) who don\'t remember, some of us wore flowers in our hair and travelled to San Francisco to listen to the latest hippy sounds in the middle of a field. Others stayed in London and went to some of the first gigs by the Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, the Soft Machine and Cream, at places like the Roundhouse, the UFO and Alexandra Palace; and first heard Sergeant Pepper.

Things have moved on and we tend to live a little healthier now but the music remains. Listen loud on vinyl!!

Note that one thing leads to another and you can be as inventive as possible with the smoothies and make your own colour combinations for that psychedelic effect.


Purple Dayz

A colourful tribute to Jimi
Purple Dayz
½ frozen banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries

Beet juice or ½ fresh beetroot

Add water or liquid for blending and blend until smooth.

 

A Brighter Shade of Chia

Saw Procol at Shepherds Bush this year, 50 years on from the single of 1967, great gig!


This is a layered smoothie and makes a delicious breakfast.

Chia pudding:

2 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup coconut milk

¼ tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp honey

Blueberries

Pomegranate seeds

Mix the Chia seeds and the coconut milk, honey, vanilla extract in a glass and allow to set in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight.

 Brighter Shade of Chia

Smoothie:

½ banana

Handful blueberries

2 raspberries

½ cup of almond or soy milk

Blend all the ingredients until smooth.

Now take the pudding out of the fridge, add a layer of fresh blueberries and pomegranate seeds then top with the smoothie mixture.  Enjoy for breakfast or as a desert.


Spinachy Cue Park

Spinachy Cue Park

Lots of green content in this one, its all or nothing.

½ banana

Handful (or more) spinach

Handful of kale

¼ cucumber

1 cup pineapple

1 tbsp Chia seeds

1 tbsp cashew nuts

Add water or liquid for blending and blend until smooth.

Sunshine Supersmooth

 Sunshine Supersmooth


A quieter acoustic number in mellow yellow

½  banana

1 cup frozen pineapple, mango and papaya

Add water or liquid for blending and blend until smooth.


Greenwich Sunset

A fantastic Konks gig in the Pelton Arms was the inspiration for this one, go see if you get the chance.

To achieve the layered effect, prepare the smoothies one at a time and layer using a spoon when pouring on top of different layers.

Greenwich Sunset

Green Layer

½ banana

Handful (or more) spinach

¼ cucumber

Handful of kale

1 cup pineapple

1 tbsp Chia seeds

1 tbsp cashew nuts

Add water or liquid for blending and blend until smooth.

Yellow Layer

½ banana

1 cup frozen pineapple, mango and papaya

Add water or liquid for blending and blend until smooth.

 

Orange Layer

1 carrot

Stick of celery

¼ inch ginger

1/2 cup orange juice

Blend until smooth.


Purple Layer

½ banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries

½ Beet juice or ½ fresh beetroot

Blend until smooth.

 
San Francisco Cheesecake

San Francisco Cheesecake
This started as a New York Cheesecake but we added some flowers and took it the West Coast, hope you enjoy it.

Peace and Love

Paul xx
June 2017

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