Pineapple and Ginger Crush

This week started on a bit of a downer. We got news on Tuesday that our current house buying venture had fallen through. The seller changed their mind and decided not to sell. It felt seriously unfair and totally sucked. But, there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it, so I’m trying to stay positive and listen to the constant ‘It obviously wasn’t meant to be’. I do try to stick to the attitude that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it’s a little hard to swallow though. But hey ho.

However, any house buying ventures are going to have to take a backseat for a few months. As we are OFF ON THE ROAD. The road of festivals. As I mentioned before, Charlie has set up an awesome Glamping business – Dreamcatcher Cabins – which he’s now ready to take to some festivals this summer. We’ll also be working for another great company who do a similar thing. I’m going to be the cook for the hungry staff. Making sure they’re fed and watered well, keeping those bellies happy and all cheeky grins stay grinning. So, recipes might be a little haphazard for a few months. I’m going to try my best, adapting my boat-kitchen skills over to caravan/tent-kitchen-cook-extraordinaire.

I’m counting on my little caravan oven to be as lovingly, tempramental-yet-somehow-still-works as the boat oven. That if I whisper sweet nothings to it (what, none of you talk to your oven?!), it will bake me that perfect cookie, or doughy loaf of bread. It’s going to be an adventure, please do join me!



Now, onto more pressing matters.

This smoothie-juice concoction that I like to call Crush. Tangy pineapple with fiery ginger. Perfect to get that morning energy flowing, kick that hangover out the door, and face the day head on. And if someone were to add a splash of rum into the mix on a hot summers evening, who the hell am I to argue? Take a sip and imagine you are on that desert island in the sunshine.

Pineapple and Ginger Crush (v) (gf)


Half a pineapple – peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
500ml coconut water – coconut milk would work here too


Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender, blend for 1 minute.

Pour into glass (over ice / add rum if desired) and enjoy.

This crush is quite frothy, you may want to let the juice sit for an hour, or just embrace it!

Don’t forget, you can follow my adventures throughout the summer over on my Instagram!



9 thoughts on “Pineapple and Ginger Crush

  1. Yum! That sounds heavenly! I didn’t know you were moving out of your boat! Oh, to home on land!
    I’m a caravan – well camper van– cook if you need any tips, although I don’t even have an oven now! Ooo, a summer of festivals that sounds awesome!

  2. Sorry to hear about the house. House buying is so stressful. Fingers crossed something else comes up very soon that’s just as good if not better!

    This smoothie / juice looks delicious. I love adding ginger to things like this for some added zing!

    1. Thanks Ciara, it is said to be one of the most stressful things in life! Trying to channel my inner calm about it all though. Me too, love a good fiery, zingy kick!

    1. Thank you! Me too Becky! We’ll be at Camp Bestival so will have to catch up then? Are you at any before hand, WOMAD maybe? xx

  3. This sounds like it would be heavenly on a hot summer’s day. I hope you get a chance to relax and drink some during your festival catering adventures πŸ™‚ Good luck on the road – sounds like it should be a lot of fun.

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