Friday, 4 October 2013

Summer Smoothies

Greek yogurt, strawberries, mango and banana are especially blended together to come up with an ultra refreshing and super Pink Sunrise Summer Smoothie healthy recipe. This smoothie is naturally sweet in the sense that there is no sugar added in the preparation rather it is sweetened with the use of agave honey unless the fruits are already sweet enough then the agave honey is not needed at all. Vanilla extract may be used to flavor the smoothie, and with flax oil, this recipe is even made healthier and smoother. The blender and crushed ice are primarily needed in this preparation for the consistent smoothness and thickness up to the last drop of the luscious smoothie. Although the crushed ice is necessary in the preparation, it is not needed when the fruits are frozen before the preparation of this healthy recipe. This is done by washing the fruits thoroughly starting off with the bananas that should be peeled, sliced into pieces and kept in an airtight container before freezing to harden. The strawberries with each green stem removed should also be washed in like manner as the bananas and cut in halves before placing them in a freezer. The mangoes are peeled, seeded and sliced into several chunks then kept in an airtight container before finally placing the container in the freezer. All these fruits in this healthy recipe make for a very refreshing and delicious smoothie after they are frozen and put into the blender for processing. When put in the freezer, the fruits however are to be separated from fish, meat, any product or food to avoid any alteration in their fragrance and taste. When they turn into big lumps when frozen, the fruits cannot fit into the blender. To avoid this, spread out each chunk or slice of every fruit while freezing. When the pieces are already frozen, you can store them in Ziploc bags since they will remain separated already. Nothing beats having a refreshing, cool smoothie at breakfast on a scorching day in the summer! Begin with strawberries, a banana, Greek yogurt, mango and so on. Recipe prepared by: Reinhold, Dorothy.

1 ripe banana (if it is huge, you can use one-half a banana)
1 ripe large mango
seeded and peeled
15 or so strawberries, stemmed
½ cup or so Greek yogurt (prefer Oikos Organic Greek Non-fat Yogurt, Vanilla Flavored, but use whatever you like)
1-2 tablespoons agave (optional 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon flax oil (or 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds)
1 cup (or more) crushed ice

1.Put all ingredients in a blender. Then whirl for 30 to 60 seconds until frosty and thick. Note:You may not use the crushed ice if the sliced banana is frozen.

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