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Fruit Smoothies

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Yield: about 12 cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 4 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • cubes of watermelon or cantaloupe
  • kiwifruit
  • handful of favorite fruits
  • mint sprigs
  • fresh nutmeg

Instructions:

7:35 a.m. Any summer Saturday in Maine; full house; 12 hungry guests for breakfast; 2 large bunches of very unripe green bananas with no fruit backup.

General store 4 miles away.

Car with "low fuel" light on.

Break all speed limits driving to general store to find only 4 very ripe bananas. Repeat speedy ride home doing relaxation breathing and quick thinking.

Back in the kitchen, take out 2 blender jugs, put 2 bananas in each. Add 2 cups of vanilla yogurt, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 2 cups of orange juice, cubes of watermelon or cantaloupe from previous morning, kiwi fruit, and anything appropriate left over in refrigerator (e.g., strawberries, raspberries, peaches) to each blender jug. Blend on high until smooth.

Set out wine glasses. Divide blended mixture evenly, garnish with a sprig of mint and grated nutmeg.

Open dining room door at 7:50 a.m., smile, and greet guests. Accept compliments graciously, hoping no one requests the recipe.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002
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One Response to Fruit Smoothies

  1. Anonymous October 12, 2005 at 5:54 pm #

    I have been looking for easy breakfast nutrition for a few months now and this is just right. Plenty of vitamins and energy.

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