Smoothies

I love smoothies, because you can make them with anything you like. Here’s a basic smoothie recipe which you can flavor with 2 to 3 handfuls[ of any chosen fruit. Or flavor it using 1 of the 3 fantastic combinations given below.]

Total Time:
4 min
Prep:
1 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 to 3 large handfuls of chosen fruit
  • Approximately 1 pint glass ice
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • Blackberry and Pineapple Smoothie:
  • 2 handfuls blackberries
  • 1 handful peeled and chopped fresh pineapple
  • Banana and Honey Smoothie:
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
  • Raspberry and Strawberry Smoothie:
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 2 handfuls strawberries
Directions
  • Place the banana and your chosen fruit into a blender and whiz for 30 seconds. Add the ice cream. Place the lid back on tightly and pulse the blender a couple of times on and off to break up the larger pieces of ice, before whizzing up to a semi-slushy milkshake consistency.

  • If you haven't got a blender, you can do as I have been known to do -- place the ice into a clean tea towel and bash the hell out of it with a rolling pin before stirring in the mashed fruit and the cream. It's good, but not quite as good. The 3 smoothies below can be made by following this basic recipe, using the listed ingredients as your chosen fruit.


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