Daily Dose of Vitamins – Smoothies Galore

Smoothies are one of those universal fun foods that can serve as a meal, snack or supplement. There seems to be no end in combinations. The real trick to making a great smoothie is to determine ahead of time what you want your main flavors to be and what you want to hide for extra nutrition.

Most commonly, smoothies are fruit based. Some choose to also use a dairy base such as yogurt or ice cream while others prefer a dairy free drink. You can serve them as frozen concoctions or as a thick juice.

Here are some starter drinks for you:

1. Berry, Berry Blend

Mix frozen or fresh Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas and Oranges/Orange Juice with Ice. Blend in a blender, adding more ice or orange juice until you reach your desired consistency. Add honey as needed to reach desired sweetness.

2. Banana-Strawberry-Peach Smoothie by Williams-Sonoma

Borrowed from Williams-Sonoma

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 very ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 4 to 6 strawberries, hulled and frozen, plus 2 strawberries for garnish
  • 1/2 peach, pitted, plus 2 thin slices for garnish
  • 3/4 cup peach nectar

Directions:

Select 2 tumblers. In a blender, combine the bananas, the 4 to 6 strawberries, the peach and peach nectar, and process until thick and creamy. Divide between the glasses. Garnish each glass with a peach slice and a strawberry and serve immediately.
Addional alterations to recipe are provided on the site.
(Ingredients and Directions were copied directly from Williams-Sonoma.)
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