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: 4 min
  • Prep: 1 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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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.

Raspberry and Strawberry Smoothie:

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Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

Banana Split

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Summer Pudding

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