Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Please note that this recipe is only soy-free if you use all soy-free ingredients and is fish, nut, egg and wheat-free.
frozen fruit of your choice such as berries, peaches, mango, pineapple, bananas; any combination
soy-free vanilla yogurt
(I recommend Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla in Low Fat or Full Fat)
honey or white sugar (optional)
1. Place desired amount (about 1 Cup per person) of frozen (yes, it MUST be frozen) fruit in a blender.
2. Add desired amount of yogurt (start with 1/4 Cup or so per person and add more if you want the mixture thinner) to reach the desired consistency. (You may have to pulse the mix at first until it is slightly blended, then continue full boar. I use "Ice Crush" mode normally, but you can play around with the buttons and see which works best for you. :) )
3. Taste the mixture. If you like it as is, feel free to enjoy it as is. If you find it too tart, add honey or sugar (I would recommend starting at about 1 Tablespoon per person, re-tasting and then adding more if desired) and re-blend until well incorporated.
- Yogurt Substitution: You could use plain yogurt in place of the vanilla yogurt or even milk. A flavored yogurt would work as well, though that would probably take away the "soy-free" status of the recipe in that soy-free flavored yogurts (other than vanilla) are hard to find.
- Honey/Sugar Substitution: You could use Splenda or another sweetener if you are looking to cut the calories or are diabetic. You could also use jam or preserves, maple syrup, molasses - any form of sweetener that you prefer.
And whatever you do...If you make one for yourself, make one for your sweet little 2 year old, too, because (if you don't) this could happen:
Live and learn. :)
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