19 August 2008

Judith, You're So Smooth!

Yes, another smoothie post. I did a lot of experimenting with different combinations. I tried one that was a variation of something I saw on Tastespotting featuring a couple of kiwis, strawberry, and banana, but I found that the frozen strawberry taste was nothing like fresh. The one below ended up being pretty good, despite that, but I think part of it is just that using frozen fruits makes it more like ice cream. The banana provides the thickening. The trick is to drink it before it melts, and tastes like plain old smoothie. I also tried just a plain old peach smoothie, with regular peaches, and the lack of peach taste was surprising. I could mostly taste the honey. Go figure.

Frozen Berry Smoothie
(makes one serving)

about 8 whole frozen strawberries
a handful of fresh blueberries
half a frozen banana
1/4 cup (approximate) skim milk
a few squirts of honey
a couple tablespoons of wheat germ

Pulse all the ingredients except for the milk first, until a puree forms, to avoid milk spraying around the kitchen out the sides of the food processor. Add the milk and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.


Sylvie said...

Bring on the ice cream headache!

Holler said...

Yikes, I thought this was going to be a post about waxing, there for a moment!
Fruit smoothies are so good. I sometimes use frozen fruit too. It is cheaper out of season and as you found out, thickens the smoothie up. Yum!