Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Okay, it's not summertime yet, even where I live in AZ, it's still cool. But I love smoothies and love finding new ways of making them. Because of my IBS I have to use non-dairy products but pureeing and blending of fruit is a bit easier on my digestion (as long as I don't quaff the smoothie on an empty stomach), but you may not need to worry about that *grin^. So I just started throwing things into the blender and please be advised all ingredient amounts are estimated, as I didn't measure them at all (except for the yogurt). Feel free to substitute with the real deal if you don't have to worry about it. My sliced bananas were from a small bunch of organic bananas that I sliced and froze on a cookie sheet lined with foil, then put in a bag when completely frozen. The other frozen fruit was pre-packaged from the grocery freezer section. I poured this into a 20 oz plastic bottle to take with me to class on the bus ride and it filled it to about 3/4 from the top. This makes 1 large serving or 2 standard size servings (I'm guessing). This would be great for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
- 1⁄4 cup frozen sliced banana
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup unsweetened organic soymilk (I used Silk brand)
- 1⁄2 cup frozen mixed berries (I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
- 4 -6 frozen frozen whole unsweetened strawberries
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon honey
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 cup apple juice
- 6 ounces strawberry yogurt (I used Silk Live! Strawberry yogurt, which is a non-dairy soy cultured yogurt)
- Place frozen banana slices, frozen mixed berries, and frozen whole strawberries in blender with the unsweetened soy milk. Blend, blend, blend, stopping to scrape sides occasionally. Blend until no more large chunks remain and mixture is smooth, but thick like soft-serve ice cream consistency. Add more milk if needed, but try to keep it thick.
- Add vanilla and blend a few seconds more.
- Add apple juice, cinnamon, and honey. Blend some more.
- Add in the 6 oz container of yogurt. Blend some more. Keep blending until everything is smooth but still thick. Serve immediately or refrigerate or freeze and partially thaw for drinking later. Mine is in the fridge right now and is still fairly thick, creamy, and drinkable. I just shake my container a couple times. I don't think I'll have enough left over for tomorrow, lol. Enjoy!
I tried to make it in steps as directed, but the berries wouldn't blend. So I just threw the rest of the ingredients in at one time and it blended fine. No need to do it in steps. Next time I make this I'll leave out the cinnamon. DD said she liked it except for the "cinnamon aftertaste "
This has a good blend of fruit. I use raw milk rather than soy, and kefir in place of yogurt. One of my children is lactose intolerant and can not have yogurt or pasteurized milk. We have smoothies every single day for a snack, and this is a good addition to our recipes. Thanks!
NICE, NICE SMOOTHIE! More things in it than I usually use, but NICE! No big thing, but I didn't have frozen bananas, but with all the other frozen items, mine was still COLD! Used frozen blueberries, raspberries & marionberries! Gotta admit that I liked the addition of cinnamon! [Tagged, made & reviewed for a team member of mine in Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #14, Mar 08]