Saturday, June 7, 2014

Super Luscious Smoothies


Assalamualaikum wbt..

Whoever thought of blitzing a bunch of fruit and vegetables and calling the results breakfast is brilliant. The smoothies has changed our morning and night routine as we know it, giving us sweet, portable fuel. Healthy fuel. This meal in a glass packs the most important part of the food pyramid into the most important meal of the day. Genius. 

And smoothies are easy to make, to boot.I recently bought the Shake 'n' Take and feeling so giddy to buy all the fresh fruits from the local favorite fresh market- Hock Choon Supermarket. 

 You can see my mom wanted to wholesale all the fruits from the supermarket.Teeheee!

Every smoothies I make for Aulia' and hubby now contains the following ingredients:


Juice/ Vitagen: You will burn out the motor in your blender if liquid isn't the first thing into the carafe. True right? Every morning I start with some mango juice or Vitagen, because that's what my kid like. I can use milk, but I find the acidity of a citrus juice is the best for covering some of the other elements in the combinations we usually make.

Fruit: Next come some sort of fruit. I do buy bags of frozen fruit at the grocery store; I also cut up and freeze my own bananas regularly (remember I used to say our household do take bananas very seriously), as well as stocking up on fresh fruits in-season and putting them in the freezer when I can. 

Yogurt: The last thing I put into the blender is yogurt.

Okay, so that's the basic smoothies recipe. As for variations, here's a few we like:

Bananas + Raspberries
Bananas + Strawberry
Bananas + Apple
Bananas + Watermelon
Bananas + Mangoes
Okay, fine, bananas + anything (you caught me)
mangoes + avocado
cherries or peaches +a tiny bit of almond
raspberries + blueberries + blackberries + avocado
Banana + your favorite nut butter (I' making sure that I have plenty of liquid for this, and I find this combo works better with milk than juice) (earn huge amounts of bonus mom points by adding a squirt of vanilla syrup to this one)

Other than the occasional bit of almond or a tablespoon of vanilla, I pretty much just throw fruits in the blender and see what happens. It's really, really hard to get it wrong.


Yummy!! Oh yes, I actually put a bit of almond on top of it but it sunken down in the smoothies. pfft! (mommy-chef failed)

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