In this post, I show you something quick, unpretentious. Two days ago, we moved to a new apartment, and today I write to you for the first time from our cosy roof terrace with a view on the green trees in my neighbour’s gardens.
Moving to a new house or apartment always means a lot of hassle. Moving to a new apartment in the summer is even worse. Not because it’s so bad to drag cartons in the heat. No. But because in the great weather you’d prefer going for a walk somewhere, taking a bath in the lake or reading a thrilling book in a deckchair instead of hanging around in department stores and deciding which dinnerware fits best with your new interior, looking for a suitable clothesline in the hardware stores or cleaning the kitchen in the sweat of your brow. However, this all must be done as, except the terrace, the kitchen is my workplace number one.
Back to the heat in Düsseldorf… we’ve been having more than 30 degrees here for the last days. Even under the umbrella you can hardly stand working outdoors. But stop – I’d rather not complain … in a few months, I will certainly long for those hot, vibrant summer days again.
How about you? Do you feel the same? Actually, I love the summer. I love the warmth of the sun, the light, the rustling of the green leaves in the trees. I love to walk outside in the fresh air, eating ice cream (here, we have a cool vegan ice cream parlor nearby offering homemade cream made of coconut milk). I love enjoying a nice ice-cold piece of melon from the fridge while I make my way back onto the hot terrace to my laptop.
These days, a refreshingly cold piece of melon and the desire for a delicious fruit sorbet gave me the idea for this delicious recipe. Technically speaking, it’s not more than a regular smoothie recipe that is refined with crushed ice. The pear makes the smoothie taste pleasantly sweet, which you can of course vary depending on the degree of ripeness of the pear.Print
140 g green melon
1/2 lime, juice
1 handful of baby spinach
6 ice cubes
1/2 small ripe pear
- Peel pear and melon, cut into pieces.
- Squeeze out lime.
- Put all the ingredients together with the ice cubes in a blender and blend thoroughly for about 2-3 minutes.