Just popping in quickly to post a wee recipe I came up with this morning. This started off as an idea for a smoothie, but when I got a thick purée I decided spreading it on toast and sprinkling chopped toasted nuts and raisins on top was the way to go. Also I was starving and a smoothie just wouldn’t have hit the spot (starving/greedy, same thing really?)
Carrot cake spread
1/2-1 banana (depending on how big it is and how sweet you want it)
1/2 large orange
1/4 tsp mixed spice
Grated orange zest (optional)
1. Chop up your carrots in to smallish pieces, pop them in a microwave proof bowl, add a splash of water (not much they released their own), place a plate on top as a lid and stick in the microwave for 5+ minutes/until they are cooked through and soft. Drain really well and let cool on a counter so more steam evaporates, drying them out.
2. Once cool, blend up remaining ingredients in a food processor/blender until silly smooth. Add some yoghurt if that’s your thing. Taste for sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough to your tastes (mine was and I have a massive sweet tooth), add some honey or maple syrup.