Saturday, July 30, 2011

Easy Homemade Smoothie

Easy Peasy Homemade Smoothie
It didn't take me many trips to Jamba Juice to realize that I could work that same magic in my own kitchen. All I needed was some fruit, juice, yogurt, a tall cup, and an immersion blender and voila!  Fresh homemade smoothies, any flavor I wanted, at a fraction of the cost of a Jamba Juice.  Now, I realize, a lot of people don't mind paying for the convenience, but if I can make something comparable at home without too much trouble, I'm going to do it.  So, here is what I do to recreate a Jamba Juice smoothie.  I'm not sure what its name is, but I changed it up anyway by adding mixed berries.

Homemade Smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 7-8 large whole frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 small ripe banana, sliced
  • 3-4 oz. Greek yogurt (I used AE Clementine flavor)
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • water
Instructions:
In a tall plastic cup (I use a 32 oz. cup from an Angels game giveaway), place all of the ingredients in the order listed.  Fill with enough water to come about 1 inch from the top of the fruit.  You can always add more water to thin it out later.  With your immersion blender in hand (I use my Braun Hand Blender), push down into the cup as far as you can and then start the blender.  Blend gently with up and down motions, pushing down on the frozen fruit to break it up.  After you've gotten the blender to the bottom, keep blending for another 30 seconds or so, moving the blender up and down until you have a smoothie texture. Add more water & blend if the smoothie seems to thick.  Pour into a glass with a straw and enjoy!
Makes about 1 1/2 servings--enough for me and my 8-year-old eating buddy.



2 comments:

  1. I just stumbled upon your site, and really love it!
    I'm anxious to try a lot of your recipes.
    Thanks so much from a fellow Iowan.
    :) deb

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    1. Well, thanks for letting me know you like it! :)

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