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Fruit Smoothie Recipe

I love Fruit Smoothies. I love their flavor, how easy they are to make, and their versatility. There is no denying their popularity. A Fruit Smoothie is a very nutritious blended drink with a milkshake-like consistency that starts with either fresh or frozen fruit. To the fruit you can add a variety of ingredients. Popular choices are frozen ices (sorbet or sherbet), yogurt (plain or flavored), crushed ice, and/or fruit juices. Smoothies are best enjoyed shortly after making them as they do begin to separate over time.

The Fruit Smoothie recipes given here are different from most in that they include frozen ices. You can use either a sorbet or a sherbet as both are made using fresh fruit (juices/purees), sugar, water and sometimes lemon/lime juice. Sherbets, though, also contain milk and/or cream, and sometimes even eggs which will give your Smoothie a rich and smooth consistency.

A good Smoothie uses high quality ingredients, that means fresh fruit at its prime. Some excellent choices are strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew, papaya, pineapple, bananas, mango, and orange segments. You can also use frozen fruit which has the advantage of chilling your Smoothie so you do not have to add crushed ice and giving it a thick consistency. You may, however, have to add a little extra fruit juice if you find your Smoothie is too thick. Also, try to use unsweetened fruit and it does not need to be thawed. Another point on fruit choices. Keep in mind that some fruits, like bananas, add both sweetness and flavor to your Smoothie, and they also have the advantage of being a natural thickener. If you are going to add ice, try to use crushed or shaved ice as it easier to blend than ice cubes. If you do not have crushed ice, then place ice cubes in a plastic freezer bag, wrap it in a dish towel, and pound it with a rolling pin or meat mallet until it is crushed.

Smoothie recipes should serve as a template only. Both the type and amount of fruit, frozen ices, yogurt, and fruit juice can be adjusted to suit your taste. Although sweetness usually comes from the fruit and yogurt, add a little granulated white sugar, maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup or even a banana if you like a sweeter drink. 

 

Fruit Smoothies: All of these recipes are made in the same way. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Each recipe makes about 1 1/4 cups (300 ml). Preparation time 10 minutes.

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Strawberry/Peach Smoothie

2 peaches, pits removed and sliced

1 cup (240 ml) strawberry sorbet

1-2 tablespoons orange juice

1/4 cup (60 ml) plain or flavored yogurt

Strawberry/Raspberry Smoothie

1 cup (240 ml) strawberries, sliced

1 cup (240 ml) raspberry sorbet

1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/4 cup (60 ml) plain or flavored yogurt

Lemon/Strawberry Smoothie

1 cup (240 ml) strawberries, sliced

1 banana

1 cup (240 ml) lemon sorbet

1/4 cup (60 ml) plain or flavored yogurt

Peach/Nectarine Smoothie

2 nectarines, pits removed and sliced

1 cup (240ml) peach sorbet

1-2 tablespoons orange juice

1/4 cup (60 ml) plain or flavored yogurt

 
 
     
 

 

 

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