Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creamy Tropical Smoothie

Fresh fruit smoothies are a staple in our house, I make them several times a week for breakfast.

3 bananas (not too overripe, otherwise their flavour is too sweet and overpowering)
1/2 small paw-paw
3 slices fresh pineapple
1/3 cup orange juice (freshly squeazed is better, otherwise sugar-free, preservative free boxed juice will do) (or more as needed)
1/3 cup rice milk (optional) (or more as needed)
4 heaped dessert spoons of plain greek yoghurt
1 1/2 tbs ground flax seeds
Chop the fruit into small chunks, add all the ingredients in a blender / smoothie maker, and blend until liquid.  It makes 2 large servings.

The rice milk is optional - you can use orange juice as well, but I don't like to add too much orange juice otherwise it's also overpowering in the smoothie, so I add half the liquids in rice milk because it doesn't affect the flavour of the smoothie that much.  Either way, you add as much juice / milk as you want to get it to the consistency that you like.  The yoghurt makes the smoothie more creamy.

You don't have to follow the quantities too strictly here, you add as much as you want to suit your taste.  It's quite difficult to mess up a fruit smoothie. :)
Linked to these tasty blogs:
It's A Keeper                             Shugary Sweets

1 comment:

  1. I love smoothies, never thought of using rice milk! Great idea!