Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Fruit Salad Smoothie!

Lazy Sundays are the best, aren't they? Especially today since the sun is shining and there is a nice cool breeze coming in through our open windows. Fran and I are watching our favorite shows on Netflix and just bumming around our apartment. We did have a lot of things to do today, but our car window on the front passenger side is stuck open, so we decided to stick close to home until we get it fixed.

Luckily enough for me and Fran, I picked up many different fruits, along with a few other ingredients, at Whole Foods yesterday because I have been craving a smoothie for ages. Since we're sticking close to home, I figured it would be a great opportunity to make a delicious smoothie, one that's big enough to share with a friend or two.

This recipe is your special ticket to Flavor Town, so climb aboard!


Fruit Salad Smoothie

2 mangoes, diced
1 large navel orange, the membrane trimmed off
5 strawberries, sliced
1 cup of non-dairy vanilla yogurt (I suggest So Delicious Coconut Milk, original flavor)
1 cup of non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon of liquid sweetener (honey, syrup, or simple syrup)
1 cup of organic apple juice
a few shakes each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom

Use the double blade in your high powered blender. This is a very thin smoothie, so we need all of the help we can get. Add the fruit, yogurt, milk, and honey, blend for up to two minutes, starting from the lowest speed, increasing up to speed four or five. When it's broken down, add the apple juice and the spices, adjusting to your taste. Blend for another two minutes until the consistency is as you like it.

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