August 28, 2014

Summer Smoothies: My Own Recipe

What's a better summer treat than smoothies? Milkshakes, but that's not the recipe I'm going to give you.
How good is this recipe? (1-5 stars) ★★★★★
Kid-Friendly RecipePrep Time:* 1-3 min
Total Time: 5 min?
  • 2 cups strawberries (chopped if you want, but since you're just going to put it in the blender, why waste time on that?)
  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 1-2 cups mango nectar (sub: apple juice but really this recipe was made with mango nectar, so it's a lot better with mango nectar)
Optional Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
But...I used 1/2 cup pineapple and 1/2 cup mango nectar, so if you want, use that instead. The reason I did only one cup of each (instead of the usual two) was that the pineapple enzymes cut into your tongue and if you use more than one cup, it can hurt to drink more so instead of hurting your guests' tongues, just reduce it to 1 or 1/2 cup of both. ;)

Also, another ingredient I put in was a banana. I chopped it up and it came to about one cup. So put in
  • 1 cup banana, chopped
I'll tell you what to do next soon. But first; make sure you put all the ingredients in at the same time, otherwise you'll have the problem I did: chunks of fruit on the sides of the blender so that when I poured the drink into cups, you got little chunks of fruit in the cup, too. So dump all the ingredients in (one by one or all together if you put all the ingredients in a cup) BEFORE you blender them all together and make one shebang of a drink. Now comes the directions.

Uhh...blender, serve, and drink? At least, that's what I did. But if you want to know what exactly to do (or, if you always follow DIRECTIONS), read below.

REAL Directions:
Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until the fruit begins to break down (about 5 pulses), then blend on high until completely smooth. And then you serve. And that's all there is to it!
Thanks for reading.

Scriptina Regular
P.S. You can add a few things, take off a few things. Bananas, it seems, don't exactly add anything to the drink, so if you want, you can just take them/it entirely out. Doesn't matter to me.