Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Treats-part II

A few years ago, we purchased a Vitamix, a super duper handy dandy blender that can crush concrete - ya know, if that's what you're into. I loaned it out to a friend because it had been a while since we had used it and they were thinking of getting one also. They love making fruit smoothies, so when we got it back, I decided to pick up some bags of frozen fruit and a few other choice ingredients so we could enjoy our own concoctions.

In college, I used to get Metro's famous blueberry, banana, strawberry smoothie. For years after they closed I wanted to figure out how to make them for myself. I think there's been enough time that I don't recall *exactly* how they taste {at least not the way Marshall from How I Met Your Mother remembered exactly the way that missing burger joint's burgers tasted}. This works out because I have come up with something that comes awfully close to what I loved. If you're like me, you'll appreciate this haphazard approach to cooking/baking/experimenting.

So, you'll need your blender ready to go and go ahead and dump in the following:

1-2 cups whole milk {can substitute water}
one whole banana in two pieces

1/4-1/3 cup of frozen blueberries

2 TBLS honey

**BLEND** lowest setting, gradually going up to the highest setting until thoroughly blended, then turn it off.

1 cup of frozen strawberries 1 cup of frozen papaya, mango and pineapple

**BLEND** lowest setting again, moving speed up gradually and then let it sit on high for 45 sec.-1 minute.


Jessica Kreitzer said...

We have vanilla flavored protein powder that we use to make shakes with. It makes them more balanced and thickens them up. We do milk, bananas, protein powder and strawberries or peanut butter, and it's almost like an ice cream shake. Very yummy!

Martina said...

Yeah, I remember the Vitamix guy suggesting that and I totally would have, except we're out right now. I remember it gave it a really nice texture. Definitely need to remember to pick up some more!