Saturday, June 14, 2008
When the weather's warm (and sometimes when it's not), one of my favorite things to do is make smoothies. I actually burnt out two blenders last year make them so much, so I ended up buying this turbo Oster with one speed and half a horsepower. I'm convinced it will blend anything, although maybe not an iPod.
Smoothies are the easiest things in the world to make. It's incredibly difficult to screw them up, and what I throw in varies wildly based on what I feel like and what I have on hand. I generally use frozen fruit because you can keep it for a long time and it's a lot cheaper. I always use fresh bananas, though.
Today I made a pretty basic one with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, non-fat yogurt, orange juice, and a banana. Sometimes I'll use apple or cranberry instead of orange juice, and I'm always trying different combinations of fruit. Frozen mangos make great smoothies, but I seem to have a hard time finding them. I also usually get the giant bags of frozen strawberries at Costco - they're cheap and ridiculously huge. These are from Stop and Shop since i haven't been to Costco in a little while. They're smaller, but still good.
I usually use non-fat yogurt just to keep the amount of fat to a minimum. There's already plenty of calories in all the fruit and juice.
Throw it all in a blender and turn it on. If you're feeling saucy, fire some vodka in there and get sloshed.