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Fruit Smoothie and Variations
Adapted from Lynne
Fredericks' Cooking Time is Family Time.
of this simple shake had long been limited to bananas, strawberries
and peaches with orange juice. Then we had a Puerto Rican nanny, Tabitha,
who taught Stephan a Latino version using milk, honey, ice and vanilla.
Even with just one fruit, such as bananas, it tasted amazing! If the
fruit is really sweet we'll omit the honey altogether. We all just love
this shake as it's a fun, nutritious snack and energy booster all in
one! By adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you add richness and an
even more delectable texture and taste.
- 1 ripe mango peeled, and cut up or 1/3 cup of a combination of other
- 1/2 cup whole or low fat milk or 1/2 cup whole, low fat yogurt,
orange or other fruit juice or even soy milk
- 8 ice cubes
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
children can help cut the mango or other fruit into 2-inch chunks. Younger
kids can pour the milk or juice into the blender. Add the fruit and
let the kids process on high for about 30 seconds.
2. Have the children uncover the blender and add the ice cubes, 2 at
a time, blending with the lid on for about 30 seconds after each addition
or as long as it takes for the mixture to become smooth. Next, kids
can add the honey and vanilla, processing for a few seconds to distribute
well. The finished mixture should be smooth and frothy.
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