Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

Who doesn’t love a good muffin? I used to make them all the time and I was under the impression this was still one of my most-baked things, but apparently the last time I baked muffins was in June! So, high time for another muffin recipe. My supermarket had a sale on blueberries last week and I love me some blueberries, so those definitely had to be incorporated. And lemon makes everything better, so why not throw some of that in too?

The result is this wonderfully fresh muffin. The texture is silky smooth, I think thanks to the yoghurt, and there’s a blueberry (or two, or three) in every bite.

I did have a bit of a revelation when it comes to baking muffins, though: I usually bake my muffins in a silicone muffin pan and they come out pretty great, but they never really have that amazing muffin top. This time, though, I had some batter leftover, so I used my smaller metal muffin tin to bake the last few in (the ones in the pictures) and they came out so great! Look at the rise on those things! This is the first time I’ve noticed this, so it might be a fluke, but I think I’m no longer going to use my silicone muffin pan from now on! Metal all the way, baby.

Anyway, let’s get to the recipe!

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Two Semi-Healthy Smoothie-Cocktails

Okay, you’re probably thinking: Healthy cocktails? There is no such thing! While that’s probably true, these cocktails include some very healthy ingredients in addition to the obvious alcohol. They’re smoothie-cocktails, or smocktails, as I have dubbed them (still not sure I like the name, though).

I hung out with two of my best friends yesterday, and we decided to make our own smoothie-cocktails instead of going for good old wine as our drink of choice. That’s when these two delicious smocktails were born. Especially the first one (left picture), the Blueberry Banana Smocktail, is sooo good! But the Strawberry Smocktail was delicious as well. I didn’t plan on writing a blogpost about these, but they turned out so great that I couldn’t not share them with you. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera with me to my friend’s house, so these pictures were taken with my phone. You can’t see the colours very well, sorry about that! Trust me when I tell you they’re amazing, though.

Now, onto the recipes! I’m afraid the measurements aren’t extremely precise since we just threw some stuff together (or, my friend threw some stuff together and we watched), but that shouldn’t be too big of a problem. Oh, one more thing: you’ll need a blender for these recipes.

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