My goodness we had some hot days here last week. It was so nice not being wrapped up in layers upon layers of clothing.
The only downside was that with the sudden heat came that feeling of utter lethargy. The unwillingness to move around too much in fear of melting.
So, on days like those, I like to whip up a smoothie to cool me down. In this one I included malt extract, deemed as natures pick-me-up as it is full of important B vitamins, essential for energy.
(makes 1 - large)
1 banana, roughly chopped
4 ice cubes
2 silverbeet leaves, roughly chopped
1 tblsp malt extract
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp chia seeds
4 strawberries, green left on
1/2 c yoghurt (or alternative)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth (30 seconds or so).