9.04.2008

Kicked up blueberry smoothie

I got a blender a few years back thinking that I would become the smoothie queen, finally getting my four (!!) servings of fruit per day in the form of milkshaky goodness. I searched the internet for smoothie recipes and settled on one that used familiar ingredients and received good ratings. I don't remember all the details, but I know that banana was used as the thickening agent. They claimed you couldn't taste it. Lies! I might have created the single nastiest smoothie the world had ever tasted. Underly sweet and overly chunky (with banana pieces, no less!), it was the anti-milkshake. Blech.

Fast forward to summer 2008 - Kurt mentioned offhand that he had a smoothie maker. My thoughts were as follows: 1) Unitasker bad! and then 2) Smoothies good! Not only did he own the contraption, but he seemed confident that smoothies were "no problem." Coming from a man whose cooking skill extends only to pressing buttons on his microwave, I was skeptical. Last weekend, he proved me wrong and made wonderful strawberry smoothies. Hurrah for the good doctor! I got the ol' blender down tonight and mimicked his "recipe" with great success. I just might get my four servings a day after all!

Kurt's Fabulous Smoothie
serves one

One container Yoplait French vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup fruit (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
large handful ice cubes (3/4 of a 12 ounce glass or so)

Put in blender. Whirr until smooth. Enjoy!

(
Apparently, this is a fairly standard mix that I somehow failed to find last time. Nonetheless, it'll always be Kurt's recipe to me.)

1 comment:

Bevlove said...

WOW ... this sounds yummy. I'll have to try it.