Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mixing It Up! Nectarine Smoothie?

We all know life can get really busy, and sometimes it gets so busy that the non-grocery-shopper of the household has to do the shopping.  This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for the regular shopper.  You give them a list.  You describe where some of the more obscure items are relative to things the non-shopper would notice ("between the checkout and the protein powder").  You've already made peace with the idea they won't go off-list and pick out a yummy frozen treat like you would.  And even if you write down "peaches", sometimes you get nectarines instead.

Today, I am having a nectarine smoothie.

The Recipe

2 ripe nectarines, peeled and sliced
1 dollop of Greek yogurt
about 5 or 6 frozen mango chunks
1/2 banana
splash of water














Throw it all in a blender and mix!

Results

The smoothie is actually pretty good.  It tastes more or less like a smoothie I've blogged about before.  It's got a lovely color that I suspect was the inspiration for Crayola's "peach" crayon.    One nice thing about the non-shopper going shopping is that, for better or worse, you are almost definitely going to try something new.

Suggestions

I typically use soy milk, but that didn't make it onto the list so I improvised with Greek yogurt.  I used about 2 big spoonfuls and that was too much (the smoothie is thick and a little too yogurty for my liking) so I am recommending just one.

Freeze the other half of your banana for your next smoothie.

The water is just to get the blender going, and you should adjust the amount as necessary.  If you have a really fancy blender, I'll be jealous and you might not need any water at all.  If your smoothie is too thick, add more, but remember you won't be able to make it less watery so don't overdo it.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a yummy smoothie! I've been experimenting with all kinds of berries in my smoothies lately. :-)

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