Thursday, 23 October 2008

The Wonderful World of Smoothies

I haven't done this recently because it's starting to get cold. But for a long time I was making smoothies for breakfast every morning. It wasn't long ago that I thought smoothies were a complicated art that I was not ready for. How wrong I was...I've seen recipes in many cookbooks calling for sugar, vanilla extract, ice cubes, etc. And while these might make a better smoothie, they are by no means necessary.

My basic smoothie goes like this:

-some soymilk
-2 kinds of fruit (I mix frozen, fresh, and canned)
-about a Tbsp of flaxseeds (not always, it makes the smoothies very thick)
-some kind of green (depending on if I have any on hand)
That's all you need! There is no need for anything fancy. I mix canned and fresh fruit because fresh fruit is very expensive here. The combinations are endless and I've only had a few that I had to 'choke' down. So word of advice, cantelope doesn't really work in a smoothie.

I'll show you a few of the ones I've made.



Jeni Treehugger said...

Mmmm they all look delish!

Anonymous said...

I've recently discovered the awesomeness of smoothies. Great summer breakfast!