Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer smoothie... oh so sweet

Doesn't Summer just scream smoothie? Well not only does it flood my memory with hot summer day memories, but just the thought cools my mind and body. This is a very basic smoothie recipe, so once you have it down then you can really make it fun and add what you like or have on hand. The only thing that really needs adjusting is the sweetness... If your fruit is not super sweet then the smoothie will not be super sweet. I adjust by tasting once it's all blended and then add 1 tablespoon of agave at a time until it reaches desired sweetness.



Ingredients:

1.5 cups sliced strawberries, plus 2 whole strawberries (for fancy garnish)

1 banana (this is the yogurt substitute)
1/2 cup raspberries

1 cup rice milk (or low-fat or skim milk also almond is good depends on my mood?)

1 cup ice

1 tbsp. honey or agave

1 tbsp. wheat germ

Directions:

Combine the 1.5 cups strawberries, raspberries, banana and milk of choice in blender and blend until smooth.

Add ice, honey/agave, and wheat germ to the blender and blend again until all ingredients are combined and smoothie is creamy.

This recipe will make two servings, so pour smoothie into 2 glasses. Slice the two whole strawberries in half and garnish the glasses with the sliced strawberries.

K now you can substitute mango, pineapple, blueberry, banana..... for the raspberries genius!

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