Need a pick-me-up after a rough night? Ditch the booze and reward yourself with this refreshing, slushy version of the traditional Bloody Mary instead! It’s soothing and nourishing, ideal for a hot summer’s day. Perfect for your lazy Sunday breakfast or brunch!
Adding yoghurt and ripe avocado amps up the nutrient value, and since it’s high in potassium and magnesium, it’s a fab smoothie for alleviating morning sickness or PMS symptoms. The probiotics in the yoghurt are very effective against nausea.
Avocados are an all-round wonder food, containing many vitamins and good fats. The high levels of folic acid and B vitamins make them a particularly good choice for pregnant women. Read here about the nutritional benefits of avocados: Why avocados are good for you
Use frozen plain yoghurt if you have some, to get the full ‘slush puppy’ effect.
(If you still feel like adding a tot of vodka, hey, I’m not stopping you!)
MIGHTY MARY TOMATO COCKTAIL
1 cup (250 ml) tomato passata or tomato juice
1 cup (250 ml) plain Bulgarian yoghurt with live probiotic cultures
1/2 a ripe avocado, chopped into chunks
1 t (5 ml) balsamic vinegar
1 t (5 ml) lemon juice
1/2 t (2.5 ml) celery salt
dash of Tabasco or any other hot sauce
- Use a stick blender or your food processor to work all the ingredients into a smooth liquid and serve immediately, garnished with some fresh celery stalks.