Saturday, November 20, 2010

NIGELLA LAWSON'S CHOCOLATE EXPRESSO SMOOTHIE


Sometimes, like a Mr. Bingley, I can be 'an unmitigated and comprehensive ass'.  I should not have been put off by Nigella's recipes and think poorly of them simply because I had read a few bad reviews. I should have tried and given at least one of her recipes a chance.

Well finally I did. Because when I saw the beautiful Nigella throwing one of her sensually composed smiles over this on tv I didn't think there could be anything remotely wrong about whizzed malt chocolate, expresso, ice cold milk and frozen banana chunks in a tumbler. 


This is the first Nigella recipe I have ever tried. Poured into an elegant, statuesque, glass tumbler it makes me feel like lifting it high in sacredness, pacing my steps cautiously, falling onto one knee and paying homage to Nigella, The Domestic Goddess. With the hope of being domestically knighted of course. Divinity in a Daiso tumbler. A domestic goddess indeedee.


The recipe ~ wholly adapted from Nigella Lawson

1 peeled banana, cut into 4 from the freezer
2/3 cups milk
1 T honey
4 tsp malted chocolate powder, like Milo or Ovaltine
1 tsp strong coffee or 1/2 tsp instant expresso powder

Put all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and drink before rushing out the door.

17 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Ahh you described it to the heigth of elegance!

And put in a great glass too..
Love smoothies..have one every day..I add protein powder..For a kick start.

Quinn said...

I've made this for breakfast every weekend for years....i omit the coffee part, substituted honey with maple syrup, Ovaltine with cocoa powder and also sometimes add a touch of peanut butter for Aaron. It is amazing. I think the idea of frozen banana is amazing, Nigella is just simply amazing. I've tried so many of her recipes without fail. I NEED TO GET BACK TO BLOGGING AND POSTING!!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious addition of coffee

food for thought said...

it is freezing cold, i am curled by a fire, yet i now have a strong hankering for your gorgeous shake! too bad my ovaltine was just hot...

Linda said...

I wish I could just reach into the screen and grab that glass...gorgeous!
L~xo

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I am not that familiar with Nigella. I remember her sensual smile, tight sweaters and busty decollage..hahaha... This looks delicious and is something that everyone can do...guess that's Nigella's appeal...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

My God...I'm addicted to this now! Wish I could grab that glass ya ;)

Pam said...

Yes, yes, and yes.

Jane said...

The first sentence of your post: Brilliant!

lostpastremembered said...

Bananas and chocolate are a great match and the photo just takes my breath away... Nigella is a sexy kitten of a cook... she could make gruel look like a treat!

Angie's Recipes said...

Zurin, I have never had a chocolate smoothie...strange..given that I do love chocolate! The glass looks classic!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Nigella is a goddess in the kitchen and this is fandabidosi!

Deeba PAB said...

You said the magic words in that title Zurin, and I was here in a heartbeat! Yes indeed, as Monique says, the very height of elegance...I gotta freeze some bananas. Nigella is the DG indeed, oozing sensuality in every breath. How does she do it? Huh?
That's a beautiful glass Zurin, and gorgeous pictures too!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this looks amazing and great pictures as ever :-)

mr. pineapple man said...

love the presentation!!

Federica said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww che meraviglia!!!!!!!!!!!!ciao!

new York City Girl said...

The serving tray is so adorable, and anything expresso...I am so THERE!

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