Cooking Smoothies

Smoothie Central

Smoothie Central August 24, 2015Leave a comment

smoothie-central

I started this summer off by making a smoothie of some form every day after work.  While we are getting closer to fall, it’s time to get in our last few summer smoothies of the year.

Before getting into the ingredients, I use a Bella Sport single serve blender.  You can see the blender bottle in the red smoothie picture.  The blender was $15 and I am now on my third blender because the gasket keeps breaking.  I’m wondering if it would make sense to get a better blender or to just keep replacing the gaskets.  Any ideas?

I typically don’t make the same smoothie more than once.  I try to use a variety of different fruits or water enhancers to keep the from getting bored.

Here’s what’s in my smoothies.

  • The yellow smoothie on the left includes banana, coconut milk, and orange Mio (water flavor)
  • The smoothie in the middle is actually more of a slushy and is just orange Mio and ice
  • The final smoothie contains bananas, raspberries, black berries, soy milk, and some chocolate syrup.

You may have noticed that the first and last smoothie do not have ice or ice cream in them but are still frosty.

Here’s what I do:

When my bananas get brown (or start to get brown.  I just don’t like the sweeter banana taste on it’s own), I slice the bananas and place in individual baggies.  Then, when I get ready to make a smoothie, I take out one baggie and add the bananas to the blender as I would if I were using ice.

This saves the need to microwave the bananas to get the peels off thus losing the frozen texture.

 

 

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