...*a glimse into the daily life of a chef*...

...this blog is a place for me to record and reflect the passion that i put into my everyday life.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

smoooooothie operator***

....i love to make fruit smoothies they are so refreshing and awesome...they are great for a snack, or with a little protein powder great for breakfast to get your morning started off right or at night to end your day on a light note so you don't go to bed on a full stomach.

Lime & Banana

this smoothie is my favorite, i have been making it since i was just a kid experimenting in the kitchen.

To start i use limeade 
(the frozen one if you can find an all natural one that does not have high fructose corn syrup, YUCK! Whole foods has one, Trader Joes might too)
I use 1/4 of the container, or use 1/2 c. Simply Limeade (it will be less limey)
1 frozen banana (if you use fresh you will need more ice)
1/2 c. Simply Apple
6-8 ice cubes

***These are great to use as a frozen drink if you add tequila and/or malibu....
even just a white rum...or vanilla vodka...maybe some amaretto...so many possibilities!***

Tropical  Delight

I have found that at the store you can find just about anything frozen...I really like to use frozen fruit in place of most of the ice that is needed to make them taste awesome. Also i like to get ice from the store for a few reasons 1)it is flash frozen so it is frozen quicker and does not taste like your freezer 2) you can get the smaller cubes so they blend up better... 3) they are just better...i'm not sure why its just what i have decided.

1/2 c. mango
(all fruit frozen or fresh)
1/4 c. pineapple
1/2 banana
1/4 c. coconut milk
1/8 c. Simply apple
1/8 c. Simply limeade
6-8 ice cubes (or 1 c. store bought ice)

**this is a really good one to add vanilla protein powder to if you want to add a little protein or use it as a meal replacement.**

Strawberry Breeze

 1 c. frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 c. lemon sorbet
1/2 c. simply limeade
1/4 c. Simply Apple
1 c. ice
(you could add vanilla ice cream if you wanted, it would be DELICiOUS!)

blend, and ENJOY!!!!

Put a lime in coconut

1 c. Coconut milk
1 c. Vanilla ice Cream (or coconut)
1 1/2  c. Ice
1/2 c. Simply Limeade
1/2 banana

yum yum blend and fall inlove <3


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