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Summer smmoothies

If my summer could be summed up in a list of emojis, it would be: 🌊 🏖 🍦👙💦👓🙌 🚴 🏊 🤗… That and a group of great people, a great vibe and some good, refreshing food and drink. 

One ultimate summer mood-maker has to be a good smoothie, below are two recipes I’ve made at home (they’re both super easy and delicious!). Enjoy!

1. Banana & Peanut butter smoothie:


•1 whole banana (ripe)

•1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

•1 teaspoon of cocoa powder (+some cinnamon = optional)

•some milk (the amount you use can vary depending on how thick or runny you like your smoothie (I usually use about 250ml)

•2 tablespoons of plain, full cream yoghurt


• cut your banana into slices 🍌

•add the banana to your blender along with all the other ingredients

•whizz it all up and taste test (if you need more peanut butter flavour, etc. feel free to add accordingly)
2. Mixed berry & banana smoothie:


• 1 whole banana (ripe)

• some Sir mixed berries juice 

• 2 tablespoons of plain, full cream yoghurt

• mixed berries (if you happen to have them in the house) 



•cut your banana into slices 🍌

•add it to your blender along with all other ingredients 

•whizz it up and taste test (adjust according to your preference)

P.S: you can add ice to the above for an extra-fresh summer kick!

I hope you enjoy these 2 super simple, yet delicious recipes! Let me know what you think in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you! 👏

Jessie x

“Will you be taking any sugar with that?”: The barista behind the coffee

South Africans, like so many around the world, boast a big coffee culture. We have a passion for our hot beverages and make a point of sharing these experiences with each other, from coffee dates with friends to Instagram posts bragging about our latest, steaming ´cuppa Joe´. Our beautiful Mother City (Cape Town) has a variety of spots for all kinds of vibe-seekers, with all kinds of coffee palates. From hidden gems nestled on quiet street corners, to big coffee houses with big reputations, we have them all! Cape Town also boasts a great variety of skilled baristas who put the ‘G’ into the genius behind those steaming ‘cuppas’.

My cuppa tea

Thinking of blog post ideas can be a bit of mind-squeeze at the best of times, even for a topic as broad as food. As I sat at my dining room table, laptop open, hands hovering over the keypad wondering what to write about, an idea came to me like the steam rising from a kettle. TEA.

No matter what anyone says, one thing that comforts as good as a hug would definitely be a cup of tea.