Monday, 18 November 2013

Kitchen Korner: Smoothie Edition!

So you have prepared your homemade all natural deep conditioner and it appears there's more than you anticipated well at least it looks like the blender is almost overflowing…worry not just turn the extra into a smoothie on its own depending on what you used and the quantity leftover or add some extra ingredients. Because I have been mixing it up at home for so long I know the exact quantity of deep conditioner needed for my current length of hair but every now and then I usually have excess so I just end up with a smoothie afterwards. Quick tip: always prepare your homemade all natural deep conditioners like you would food that you would eat that is the only way to ensure that it is hygienically prepared and any extras can go into your stomach. I even add the pulp that is left over from my onion juice preparation into whatever food I am preparing that day I hate wastage of any kind and especially food wastage. Here is a simple recipe for a smoothie that I made today:
1 small ripe mango peeled and diced
½ ripe banana peeled and diced
½ very small avocado peeled and diced
1 cup natural plain yoghurt
1 carrot peeled and chopped or grated
½ teaspoon dried mint leaves
½ cup water (to dilute the mixture since the other ingredients tend to be quite thick already)
Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth
Pour into your glass and enjoy!
I like my smoothies and homemade juices in these plastic disposable cups for some reason:) I even rinse and re-use the cups sometimes #dontjudge lol:)
This smoothie was the business the avocado made it extra creamy just the way I like it! This serving can very well make up 2 portions of my 5 a day fruit and vegetables intake. The mango and banana provided the sweetness but if you like your smoothies extra sweet you can add some honey. The yoghurt can be omitted for lactose intolerant people and more water used instead.

Kitchen Korner is a series on the blog that showcases food and drinks prepared using ingredients that can also be used on the hair as well; double food hair products I like to call them. Today’s ingredients were ALL double food hair products! Just incase you were wondering the carrot represented carrot oil and the mint leaves represented peppermint oil but can also be infused into other oils. Please see my “DC Recipes” page at the top to see how you can incorporate these ingredients and others into your all natural homemade deep conditioners.

It's my one year blog anniversary today!!!!


  1. That smoothie looks yummy! Been making some too and green smoothies are turning out to be my fav.

    1. Thank you Joyce and don't be a stranger you went MIA for a while! Smoothies are the business the perfect after work out drink of choice for me!


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