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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Smoothies

Mr.B and Queenie have recently developed a love for smoothies. Early one morning, a few months ago, they saw a little girl helping her dad make smoothies on TV. Quickly they did an inventory of ingredients they knew we had in the house and asked to make their first smoothies. Mr.B (who remembers everything) remembered seeing a recipe for smoothies in our Disney cookbook. He quickly found it and convinced me that it was 'imperative' that we make these smoothies. Since then, there has been many request for smoothies, with many variations on ingredients.



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One of our favorite combinations is vanilla yogurt, with strawberries, frozen bananas, OJ and pineapple. A squeeze of honey goes in, to add a touch of sweetness. I've yet to be able to sneak in some wheat germ, which I've wanted to try. I am determined to try the addition in the future. Cold, creamy and slightly sweet. Perfect for a quick breakfast, or a mid day snack.



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Tropical Fruit Smoothies
Adapted from Disney's Magic Kitchen Cookbook
printable version

1 medium banana, peeled
1 1/2 C cut-up fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, papaya, or kiwi
1 6-to-8 oz carton vanilla low fat yogurt
3/4 C fat free milk
Honey (if you like)
Fresh fruit (if you like)

Put banana, cut-up fruit, yogurt, milk and honey (if desired) in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until mixture is smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Pour into tall glasses and top with additional fresh fruit.
Makes 4 servings

Cindy's notes: We really love to use frozen blueberries and sometimes orange juice, rather than milk



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3 comments:

Anshu said...

Mixed Fruit Smoothie...my favorite..

Sarah said...

We have a lot of smoothies for breakfast. I make mine with a banana, yogurt, frozen berries and OJ. My son gets them with a banana, yogurt, protein powder and milk.

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks for the inspiration - I love a good smoothie!