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    Italian Fruit Shake - a Taste of Italy Without the Passport

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    Feast Your Eyes!'s Note:

    The Italians call this refreshing fruity milkshake a 'Frullati di frutta'. What we sometimes refer to as a "smoothie". Instead of a heavy breakfast, many Italians prefer a 'frullato' in the mid-morning to help tide them over until lunch. Treat yourself to this healthy elixir in lieu of the usual morning cup of coffee and 'Egg McMuffin' . Buongiorno!

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    1. 1
      Peel the apple, the pear or peach, the banana, and the orange.
    2. 2
      Slice/core the fruit; put in a blender with the sugar, the milk and the ice. Blend for 2 minutes (process until smooth and thick).
    3. 3
      Serve in tall glasses OR this fruity concoction can travel in a thermos on the way to work or school.
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      Other delicious frullato versions include:.
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      Version #1: Put in the blender 4 pineapple slices (fresh or canned) and 3 bananas, all sliced. Add the juice of 2 oranges (if possible red), the juice of 1 lemon, and a chilled simple syrup (Preparation: 1 part water and 2 parts sugar -- Bring the water to a boil, then dissolve into this the sugar. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.) Blend fruity mixture for 2 minutes and serve in chilled tall glasses. If desired, add ice and decorate with orange or lemon slices.
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      Version #2: Put in the blender the juice of 4 oranges and 1 lemon, the zest of 1/2 an orange, 1 apple (peeled and sliced), 2 cups Kirsch or any other liquor (adjust to your taste), and 6–8 ice cubes. Blend for 1 minute and serve immediately.
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      Version #3: Peel and cube 1 melon (honeydew, watermelon or cantaloupe); put in blender. Add 3–4 teaspoons sugar (adjust to taste), the juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons of your favorite liquor (option), 4 cups of dry chablis and 3 ice cubes. Blend for 2 minutes slowly increasing the speed. Serve in tall, frosted glasses.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Fruit Shake - a Taste of Italy Without the Passport

    Serving Size: 1 (444 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 256.3
    Calories from Fat 83
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    Cholesterol 34.1 mg
    Sodium 121.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 18.0 g
    Protein 9.1 g

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