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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yogurt Smoothies (Soy, Fish, Nut, Egg, and Wheat-Free)

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
 
 
I'm sure that this recipe isn't original necessarily, but it is one I came up with on my own. It is very customizable, creamy and smooth, tangy yet sweet and perfect for a hot summer day! It is a great alternative to a milkshake when you're craving something like one but don't want to use up all your calories on dessert. ;)  It's also nutritious enough to have for breakfast or snack.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I (and the rest of my family) do! :)

Please note that this recipe is only soy-free if you use all soy-free ingredients and is fish, nut, egg and wheat-free.

Yogurt Smoothies

frozen fruit of your choice such as berries, peaches, mango, pineapple, bananas; any combination

soy-free vanilla yogurt

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.

Substitutions:
  • 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:
 
And this:
 
Live and learn. :)
 
 
 

This recipe was submitted to:
 
realfoodallergyfree

 

6 comments:

  1. YUM!! :) I'd like to invite you to link it up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party that is going on right now! :) Hope you can join us!
    Cindy
    http://vegetarianmamma.com/glutenfreefridays-recipe-party-6/

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Cindy! :) I will most certainly link-up! :)

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  2. YUM, I love the cutie in the picture too! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! What a fantastic link up of recipes and other GF goodies! Each week, I am so amazed! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I hope that you'll join us this week! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cindy. :) Always good to hear from you. I enjoy linking up. I'm looking forward to doing so again Friday.

      Oh, and I'm kinda partial to the cutie in the picture, too. ;) Love her curls! I just hope she doesn't hate them when she's older. LOL :)

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  3. Great blog and great recipes! This one looks very yummy and simple. Your pictures really make me hungry:) Do you have recipes of juices here? Thanks.

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    1. Thank you! I do not have any juice recipes here, but I will have to look into that! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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