Poh´s kitchen episode 3: Almonds. Recipe: Almond and pear smoothie

{I know I’m slow in watching TV shows. There are other things in life, ya know?}

Pear and almond smoothie

It´s great to have Emmanuel back in the kitchen after an informative but rather boring episode. Episode #3 is all about almonds.

Image from ABC

Quick snapshot: Poh went to visit an almond farm in the land of Adelaide. Coming back, she and Emmanuel created really yummy looking dishes featuring almonds.

Interesting bits: This is the first time that I saw a green almond! Very cool in my book.

I also love how Poh created different dishes to bring out the special quality of almonds. Unlike previous episode with David, she was a lot more proactive in the kitchen this time, showing and experimenting different things. A kitchen princess she was.

With a more vibrant Poh and an ever amusing Emmanuel, the episode was quite entertaining. I actually think that Emmanuel should have his own baking show. I will surely tune in!

Boring bits: Uhm. I am not impressed or feel the urge to make any of the dishes. Okay, Emmanuel´s salmon with buckwheat tulies and almond sauce looks awesome. I am just in a “don´t bother” mood at the moment.

Pear and almond smoothie

Recipe: Despite of the uninspiring mood, I am making something featuring almond. Pear and almond smoothie to be exact. Unusual? Yes. But do try, since the flavor is awesome – rich, nutty but at the same time fruity and refreshing. The texture is not entirely smooth, but that´s the beauty of it. It is worth buying fresher natural almonds here. They have much superior quality compared to the old boring products at the supermarket.

Almond and pear smoothie

Inspired from here. Serves 2 short cocktail glasses

150g natural almond

2 pears, choose those with more tart note.

2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey, sugar)

1.5 cups or more skim milk

Lemon juice, to taste.


Blanching the almonds by putting them in boiling water for 5 mins. Remove the skin and set aside.

Put all the ingredients except the lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, and season with lemon juice. Chill well in the fridge before serving.

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Now. A bit of self-promotion. 😛

Four of my photos are currently on exhibition at St Ali, Melbourne until Sunday March 28th. It is part of the Eat Drink Blog Conference for all Australian and NZ food bloggers. We met up on Sunday and had a lovely day together.

At the SBS food photography exhibition, you will see awesome work from bron, peter the souvlakiman ;), abstract gourmet, ellie, lucy and many more.

The show is open from 10am – 2 pm daily.

St Ali

12-18 Yarra Place

South Melbourne

36 Responses to Poh´s kitchen episode 3: Almonds. Recipe: Almond and pear smoothie

  1. Tangled Noodle says:

    How creamy and refreshing this looks! I've heard a lot about the Eat Drink Blog Conference – sounds like it was a lot of fun and very informative. Wish I could check out the food photography exhibit!

  2. Hannah says:

    Oh almond and pear, what a refreshing combination! I've been making smoothies like crazy lately, so I'll have to try that one next time.

  3. shaz says:

    Cool Anh! Well done with the photos, wish I was in Melb to go take a look :) The smoothie sounds yummy, I used to put almond meal into smoothies to get a bit of a protein hit.

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That is an original smoothie!

  5. noobcook says:

    I've never had an almond smoothie. sounds interesting and delicious :)

  6. Jo says:

    I've never had this either but it does sound kinda nice.

  7. Erica says:

    I love pears! This looks so delicious! Wow!

  8. Food For Tots says:

    Congrats on your featuring in the exhibition. Love all your stunning shots! Your smoothie sounds and looks absolutely awesome!

  9. Gloria says:

    Anh look really delicious and nice!!

  10. kathryn says:

    I completely agree with you about Emmanuel – I'd watch him on a TV programme. As a double-act they are quite cute and funny. Lovely smoothie and congrats on being in the food blogging photo exhibition.

  11. Sippity Sup says:

    I don't know of that TV show but I am happy to make the aquaintance of that smoothie! GREG

  12. Barbara says:

    Really like these ingredients, Anh! What a lovely looking smoothie they make!

  13. Marcellina says:

    Wow! Interesting smoothie! I would never have thought up this combo. Great work and beautiful pics!

  14. Faith says:

    Almond and pear sounds like a delicious combo! Congrats on your exhibition, that's very exciting!

  15. Belle@Ooh, Look says:

    How awesome is it that your photos were chosen – they must look great all framed and hung. Well done!

  16. Ravenous Couple says:

    wow, never had almond in a drink, but it sounds great!

  17. Angie's Recipes says:

    That looks so creamy rich and great! Great shots too!

  18. tigerfish says:

    Congrats on having your photos on exhibition :)

  19. Ju (The Little Teochew) says:

    Yummy smoothie … drooool. It's so crazy hot here and an ice cold smoothie sounds like a fantastic idea. Ahn, your photos are awesome … everyone should take a look!

  20. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says:

    Hi Ahn, your photos were great. I managed to see them yesterday. It was a lot of fun judging the awards!

  21. FFichiban says:

    w00t! Great work with the photos ^^! and mmm almond and pear combinations sounds interesting

  22. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Fabulous! Pear and almond makes a good combination. And I am glad to meet you in person. :)

  23. Megan says:

    This is the first time I heard about almond smoothies. It looks delicious. Congratz on the photos. And I'm so envious of people from Melbourne. They have all these great festivals about food. I wish I could be there. Anyway, have fun!

  24. Phuoc'n Delicious says:

    Oh wow! Congrats on the exhibition.

  25. redmenace says:

    Very unusual. A great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Xiao Yen Recipes says:

    I love anything smoothie so this is a must try for me. I think I'd use frozen yogurt instead of milk so I can drink it right away.

  27. MaryMoh says:

    This is new to me but looks so creamy and delicious.

  28. Sook says:

    Oh wow the smoothie looks so creamy and delicious!

  29. 3 hungry tummies says:

    Sounds like a wonderful combination. It a shame her show is not shown slightly later in the evening.

  30. foodwink says:

    Congrats on the exhibition! But it's a pity that I'm in Sydney.

  31. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime says:

    Yum that sounds good! Your blog is fantastic! :)

  32. Isabelle says:

    Your smoothie looks so delicious! Pear and almond sounds a perfect combo!

  33. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    It looks so good…….love the photos!

  34. veron says:

    That pear almond smoothie sounds refreshing. And congratulations for your photos being featured in the exhibition, you deserve it. You take such beautiful pictures!

  35. Anita says:

    Yum! I have watched a few episodes – I am hoping to try Emmanuel's croissants and almond croissants at Easter…

  36. Natashya KitchenPuppies says:

    What an intriguing combination! And congratulations on having your pics in an exhibit!

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