So this morning I decided that seeing as it was such a gorgeous and sunny day, I would experiment with some yummy and summery but healthy new recipe ideas. I have always loved the idea of layering fruits and yoghurts in a jam jar. I have seen quite a few pictures of this on Instagram (@sassbristow) and they always look so cute so I decided to give it a go myself!
First of all I had a look round the kitchen to see what was available and I found some raspberries and blueberries.I decided they would be the staple fruit and tried to make sure that everything else I used would compliment these flavours. I then found some blueberry jam, vanilla yoghurt and some raspberry country crisp granola. I sectioned all the different elements into some small ceramic pots. I absolutely love these, they are just washed out pots that we have collected over the years from shop bought deserts and puddings. I think they look so adorable.
I then found an old jam jar, washed off the label and started layering in the different ingredients. There really are no rules to this, simple use your own creativity and experiment with what you think will look good! I was worried that some of the ingredients might be heavier than others and if layered upon one another, they would sink but on the whole this wasn’t a problem. (Although the blueberries did disappear into the yoghurt a little!) Lastly, I crumbled some of the dried raspberries from the country crisp cereal on top. They look so smooth and velvety and add a professional and classy finish to the jar. You can see the result in the following photos!
I am so happy with the end result, I think it looks gorgeous! I have stored the jar away in the fridge to have for my breakfast tomorrow although I don’t know if i’ll be able to bring myself to eat it because it looks so cute! I am definitely going to try this again, using different ingredients and I want to experiment with the different ways that I can layer everything together! I would really recommend this because not only is it a healthy meal/snack, it is loads of fun to create and the end result is just so pleasing! I love bringing creativity and cooking (well this is more food prep) together.
Yesterday, I was craving a lovely summery drink. I had a little look round and decided that I wanted more than just a glass of lemonade and instead I wanted to create my own concoction. I mixed lemonade, apple and raspberry J20 and some cranberry and elderflower cordial. I did nothing special, I literally just used what was readily available to me! Obviously I could have put more time in and produced something that took a little more thought and effort but I just wanted to make something quick and refreshing and I had a lot of fun using what I already had. You don’t need to be an experienced cocktail maker to create a lovely summery drink! Although expect some more inventive and complicated summer drink posts in the future!
I mixed the drinks together in the jug and then chopped up some fruit so that my display would look lovely and summery! Finally, for visual effect, I dampened the rim of the jug and sprinkled some sugar round it. This really adds a classy finishing touch! The perfect way to cool down on what was a pretty warm day! (For England anyway). Finally, I poured myself a glass (I added some more lemonade to dilute it at this point). Before sitting down to enjoy my new creation, I couldn’t resist taking some photos! Here are some of my favourites 🙂
I really enjoyed creating some vibrant and new recipes off the top of my head! I hope I can inspire others to try this out because it is both fun and tasty! I’d love to see photos if anyone decides to try one of these ideas out 🙂