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April 14, 2013

Smoothie Surprise

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A little extra something to make this healthy smoothie special. Check out the recipe below.

Strawberry Banana Almond Smoothie – Photo by The Souper

Saying the word “smoothie” makes me smile and crave a cool, thick mixture of healthy ingredients. I get a chilling sensation now on my skin just imagining the pleasure and taste of a good smoothie. Finding relief from the heat and humidity is always on my mind during the summer season.

It is my pleasure to share with you my favorite smoothie recipe.  Enjoy one for breakfast or late afternoon snack.  Quick to prepare and take to travel.

 Prep time about five minutes – makes two adult servings

What you will need:

•Cutting board

•Kitchen knife

•Blender

•Large spoon

•Two tall serving glasses

Ingredients:

•Crushed ice, three cups

•Greek yogurt, 6-8 oz, plain, strained

•Banana, one peeled and sliced

•Strawberries, one cup fresh, washed and sliced

(save one whole strawberry for garnish on the glass)

•Milk, 1/3 cup fat-free

•Honey, Two tablespoons (or more during the blending process.)

•Vanilla extract, one teaspoon pure vanilla extract

•Almond butter, two tablespoons from jar (similar to peanut butter)

The Process:

•Put all of the above ingredients into a blender.

•Put the cover on the blender tightly.

•Pulse with on and off settings of the blender to mix the ingredients.

•With the blender off, take the top off to push down the ingredients in order to blend the mixture better if needed.

•Put the top back on the blender and continue blending the mixture with a steady speed until the desired texture is reached.

•With the blender off, take the cover off and taste the mixture with the spoon before pouring into two tall serving glasses.

•Adjust flavor of the smoothie by adding more honey if needed

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