When it’s hot and sticky outside, nothing will cool you off faster than a sweet, delicious smoothie. Smoothies are fun and flexible – you can make them with or without yogurt, with fresh fruit or frozen, ice or no ice. The possibilities are endless!
Here are a couple of rules of thumb for making smoothies:
1. Using frozen fruit instead of ice will keep the smoothie from getting watery.
2. To freeze fresh berries, spread the fruit out on a jelly roll pan in a single layer and put in the freezer. Store in a ziplock bag.
3. To freeze bananas, cut into 1” slices before freezing. (This is important! If you freeze bananas whole they’re really hard to cut up).
4. Creaminess in a smoothie can come from several sources: yogurt, milk, ice cream, bananas, soy milk. Ice cream is, of course, the least healthy, but the one that tastes most like a milkshake.
5. If you want to sneak in extra nutrients, try adding wheat germ, protein, flax or other sources of fiber to your smoothie.
This week, several key smoothie ingredients are on sale at Potash Markets: Yoplait yogurt (two for $1), Noosa Yoghurt ($1.79), Dean’s Country Charm Ice Cream (two gallons for $3), and a new fruit juice and soy protein blend from Silk ($2.19). And of course, don’t forget to pick up some strawberries and peaches, also on sale, for the fruit.
Here are some recipes to get you started!
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